Combining your love of animals with science is an awesome way to nab a STEM career that you’ll always be super passionate about.
In the realm of animal science jobs, it’s raining cats and dogs when it comes to choice. So what should you do? Our handy quiz is here to help you find the perfect area to specialise in.
Animal science jobs
There are SO many incredible animal science jobs out there and this quiz just touches on a few you could go after. Other options include:
- Veterinary nurse
- Animal welfare officer
- Animal physiotherapist
- Agricultural scientist
- Biosecurity researcher
- Environmental policymaker
- Animal conservationist
- Animal trainer
If you want to find out more about animal science jobs and what’s involved with them, check out the secrets to working with animals, according to a wildlife ecologist at the Australian National University in Canberra.
Straight from the horse’s mouth
We’ve interviewed a bunch of STEM peeps who work with animals on the daily. Check out their profiles to soak up all their words of wisdom about studying and landing a job in this space.
Ben Dessen – he combines his zoological background with excellent communication skills as a TV presenter and conservationist.
Dr Thomas Newsome – this ecologist and lecturer is investigating how humans and animals shape ecosystems.
Shasta Henry – she’s an entomologist and science communicator who is passionate about sharing insects with the world.
Julianna Kadar – is a shark biologist who grew up with a passion for the ocean that led to shark tagging trips and even a voyage to Antarctica.
Want more? Head to our careers with science hub to find more STEM study and career path inspo.
Author: Louise Meers
Louise is the production editor for Careers with STEM. She has a journalism degree from the University of Technology, Sydney and has spent over a decade writing for youth. She is passionate about inspiring young people to achieve their biggest goals.