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Zoology alumna Molly Cordell with a warthog

Zoology alumna Molly Cordell with a warthog at Safari West in Santa Rosa, California, where she worked for four years after graduating

The world is hiring

Biology and zoology students find employment with many kinds of organizations, including

  • Local Government such as city/county parks and conservation programs
  • State Agencies such as Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife or similar agencies in charge of environmental regulations or natural resources
  • Federal Agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Geological Survey and others
  • Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) like the Nature Conservancy, Natural Resources Defense Council, Environmental Defense Fund and others
  • Private Companies such as private medical practices, environmental consulting firms, timber companies, pharmaceutical companies, zoos, medical-services laboratories, hospitals, biotechnology companies and more
  • Academic Institutions such as universities, as well as university run facilities like institutes and field stations

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