Wildlife Technician and Biologist
Wildlife biologists and technicians work with all forms of wildlife and in wildlife habitats, varying from deserts to forests to wetlands. Technicians do lots of field work, such as capturing and counting wildlife species. Biologists work in the field, but also may do laboratory work, such as testing for fat content or contaminants to see how healthy they are. Biologists also do computer-aided studies using information collected from the field. For species such as this mottled duck in the picture, biologists study how many individuals there are in the population and how well they are reproducing. Technicians usually have at least a bachelor’s degree in wildlife or natural resources management. Biologists usually have a master’s or doctoral degree in wildlife biology or a related field.
Photo credit: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
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