Career, Scope and Opportunities in Zoology

By | October 14, 2020
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Zoology is the branch of biology, this branch deals with animal kingdom, which collectively involves the study of animals and about their life. The subject focus and draws our attention towards how animals think, why they act the way they do, where they live and why, how they have adapted to the environment, and much more interesting facts.


Zoologists are considered scientists who basically studies about animal life such as the structure, life processes, behavior, evolution, growth, development, habitat, conservation and classification of animals. Virus or a bacterium, fishes, birds, mammals, worms, insects, rock lobsters, snails, sponges are also the part of their study

Key to Success

To be successful in Zoology you should have/ develop:

  •   Ability to work with diverse groups of people
  •   An observant nature
  •   An interest in biology
  •   Ability to work for long hours

Scope and Opportunities

There is an enormous opportunity in Zoology department of colleges and university. For zoologists, there is large number of requirement in government agencies, private companies such as pharmaceutical companies or biological supply houses.  Some zoologists are employed by museums and zoos.

Lifestyle & Social Status

  • Spend a lot of times with animals or in forest
  • Work in all weather conditions
  • Long working hours to do a research
  • Work independently

Job Profile

  • Study the behavior of living or dead animals and classified animals according to study
  • Conduct various experiments on animals
  • Educate students and individuals or conduct workshops / seminars about animal’s behavior and wildlife
  • Make reports of experiments, carried out on animals
  • Study effects of environment on animal’s life
  • Study, species development and animal diseases
  • Dissects and examines specimens under microscope

Skill Sets

  • Research skills
  • Analyzing skills
  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Scientific bend of mind

Work Value

  • Teamwork
  • Responsibility
  • Love for Nature

Current Job Scenario

Salary differs depending on many factors such as, education, experience, nature of work, area of specialization, and type of employing organization. Professionals working in the research and development department earn handsome salaries in this field. In the initial stages of the career, one can earn about Rs.8000 to 13000 per month. After five to seven years of work experience, this can surpass to Rs. 25000 per month mark.

Top Recruiters

  • Oceanographic Research Institute
  • National Parks Board
  • Environment Affairs

Course Synopsis

Course Options B.Sc Zoology M.Sc Zoology
Academic Eligibility Passed in 12th Science with minimum 55% marks & Entrance Exam Passed in B.Sc with minimum 55% marks & Entrance Exam
Fees Rs. 15K to Rs. 20K per annum Rs. 40k per annum
Expenditure in Metro and Tier-1 Rs. 2 Lakhs to Rs. 2.5 Lakhs Rs. 2 Lakhs to Rs. 2.5 Lakhs
Expenditure in Tier-2 Rs. 1.25 – Rs. 1.75 Lakhs Rs. 1.25 – Rs. 1.75 Lakhs
Duration 3  Years 1 Year
Mode Regular Regular
Entrance Exam Institute Level Institute Level
Education Loan    

Career prospect

  1. Wildlife rehabilitators
  2. Wildlife educators
  3. Researchers
  4. National  parks sanctuary manager
  5. Animal breeder
  6. education

Industries where Zoologist Degree holder required:

  1. government job in research  department
  2. universities
  3. life science companies
  4. pharmaceuticals
  5. technical consulting

Entrance Exam

Institute / University Level exams are there for Bachelor and Master Degree, some of them are below:

  • MCAER CET is conducted by Maharashtra Agricultural Universities Examination Board (MAUEB)
  • NEST: NEST will be conducted by the National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER), Bhubaneswar
  • JEST is a Joint Entrance Screening Test

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