Fish & Wildlife Biologist

A biologist career could be for you if...
Your skills include active listening, critical thinking and science.
Your interests can be described as investigative and realistic.
Your values include achievement, recognition and working conditions.

Career Overview

In the forest products industry, working as a biologist means you are a key player in ensuring that forestry operations are run in an environmentally sustainable way. Your scientific background is complemented by a working knowledge of relevant environmental legislation. Biologists can be specialists or generalists. Forest products companies, for example, may have bird biologists on staff. Other companies may have biologists on staff who perform a whole range of duties, including mapping terrestrial ecosystem, assessing tree stands, counting fish and other wildlife populations, and analyzing the impact of forestry operations on watersheds.

Other job titles include: aquatic biologist, conservation resources management biologist, fish and wildlife biologist, fisheries biologist, fisheries management biologist, habitat biologist, migratory game bird biologist, wildlife biologist, zoologist

Education and Training

Most of these occupations require graduate school. For example, they may require a master's degree, and some require a Ph.D., M.D., or J.D.


National Average Annual Salary
$44,610.00 - $104,750.00
National Average Hourly Salary
$21.45 - $50.36
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