Kaipūtaiao Kararehe

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Zoologists study animals and all aspects of their lives, including their habitats, habits and anatomy.


Zoologists with a Masters usually earn

$55K-$75K per year

Zoologists with PhDs and several years' experience usually earn

$76K-$130K per year

Source: Landcare Research & Universities New Zealand, 'University Staff Academic Salaries and Remuneration', 2012.

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as a zoologist are average, due to limited opportunities in some areas of employment, but high demand in others.
Julia Horsfield holding up a zebra fish embryo in a glass container full of water

Zoologists may work in laboratories or outside in field conditions

Last updated 25 May 2017