Agricultural Careers Animal Behaviorist. By: Dr. Frank Flanders and Anna Burgess Georgia Agricultural Education Curriculum Office Georgia Department of Education June 2005. START. What does an Animal Behaviorist do?. Study the behaviors of many different living organisms
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By: Dr. Frank Flanders and Anna Burgess
Georgia Agricultural Education Curriculum Office
Georgia Department of Education
Some animal behaviorists work as private consultants and can earn similar hourly wages as clinical psychologists, up to $200 or more an hour
Many people involved with animal behavior research are employed by colleges and universities as professors or research staff. Earnings for college faculty vary according to rank and type of institution, geographic area, and field. By rank, the average was:
$86,437 for professors
$61,732 for associate professors
$51,545 for assistant professors
$37,737 for instructors
and $43,914 for lecturers.
Most jobs in animal behavior require at least a Master’s Degree, if not a Doctorate.
Many professionals have a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM.).
Some jobs are available to individuals with a Bachelor’s Degree or less, but these may be limited to applied or assistant positions, such as working as an applied pet behavior consultant or an assistant in a research laboratory.
Many colleges and universities worldwide now offer graduate training programs in animal behavior.
The Animal Behavior Society
2611 East 10th Street, #170Indiana UniversityBloomington, IN 47408-2603
The American Society of Mammalogists
P.O. Box 7060
Lawrence, KS 66044
Blue Dog Training and Behavior, LLC.
Association for the Study of Animal Behavior
Domestic Animal Behavior