Career Outlook for Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists

Also known as:  Aquatic Biologist, Entomologist, Fish Culturist, Fishery Biologist, Herpetologist, Ichthyologist, Lepidopterist, Marine Biologist, Migratory Game Bird Biologist, Ornithologist
The overall job outlook for Zoologists or Wildlife Biologist careers has been positive since 2004. Vacancies for this career have increased by 15.88 percent nationwide in that time, with an average growth of 2.65 percent per year. Demand for Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists is expected to go up, with an expected 4,560 new jobs filled by 2018. This represents an annual increase of 3.27 percent over the next few years.
There are currently more Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists in the following states
California 1,900
Washington 1,860
Florida 1,390
Oregon 1,300
Alaska 790
Texas 660
Minnesota 580
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists
Oklahoma 50
Connecticut 80
New Hampshire 80
North Dakota 90
Louisiana 90
New Mexico 100
District of Columbia 100