Definition and Nature of work
Ecologists are biologists who study the interactions of the distributions, relations of the organisms with their environment and conservation of the earth. They may also have to derive knowledge from various fields like statistics, mathematical analysis, natural sciences, management aspects and laboratory studies of animals in order to complete their work. They should also have good communication and public relation skills when they are moved to remote areas for a project or while educating others in a workshop.
Education and Training required
The minimum qualification for the ecologist is usually a biologist or a degree in environmental subject like ecology, conservation biology, applied geology or wild life. They have to be trained to be accurate observers and make conclusions and reports.
Getting the job
There are number of corporations, government agencies and research centers which have multiple vacancies for different post of ecologists depending upon the experience. They can also get jobs via campus placements and Jobsites on the Internet.
Advancement possibilities and Employment Outlook
Ecologists are mostly employed by the Governmental agencies at the federal, state and national level. Their main job is to make the companies and Countries work in a way that will not harm the environment.
Ecologists are not limited to field work. Some prefer doing reading and analyzing data prepared by other ecologists on computers. Their reports are very important regarding the changes in environment, subsequent actions and materials needed while working with local communities to preserve the environment.
Earning and benefits
A doctorate ecologist earns more while working in independent research and university positions. The average annual salary ranges between $33,000 and $43,500. They also have other benefits like pension plans, health benefits and paid leaves.