If you are interested in a career as a Zoologist then you will have qualified from university with a degree in zoology or animal care or behaviour or a related degree. You will normally have a keen interest not only in zoo animals but also in science and studying. Zoologists do a lot of testing of new drugs, studying animals and their behavioural patterns and researching information about the animals.
You may be required to study an animal for a period of time in its own habitat to see how it behaves and what you can learn from it etc.
Starting salaries for Zoologists are between £21,000 and £25,000 a year.
Researcher zoologists can earn around £25,000 to £30,000 a year.
Seniors can earn even more up to £45,000 a year.
Related: Zookeeper Cover Letter
You will need to be able to concentrate for long periods of time, be very accurate and good at doing research and evaluation. If you have found a role in which you want to apply for, please see the below covering letter which you can use as a guide.
Zoologist Cover Letter Example
222 Every Road, Any Town, AA1 1BB
Mrs Jane Smith
Application for the role of Zoologist
I would like to apply for the role of Zoologist which I have seen advertised in (what publication, when and any job reference).
I qualified from (what university and when) as a Zoologist and am looking to begin my career properly in a career that I love. I enjoy working with animals but I have always had a passion to work and look into zoo animals. I have spent some time working with monkeys and thoroughly enjoyed studying them and following their behaviour and patterns.
I like to look into new drugs that we may need to use and decide their effectiveness and how they should be used and when.
I can concentrate for long periods of time, I pay great attention to detail and I am very accurate in my work.
Please find attached my CV which relevant details. Should you be interested in my skills and experience, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Thank you for taking the time to read my letter and CV. I look forward to hearing from you.