What Can I do with a Degree in Zoo Keeping Technology?
A degree in Zoo Keeping Technology allows graduates to work in a variety of fields with the interesting and evolving, animal-care industry. Students go on to work in zoos, aquariums, wildlife rehabilitation centers, humane societies and Division of Wildlife facilities.
Qualities of a Zoo Keeper
- No impairment of sight, smell, hearing, touch balance, and ability of movement that might interfere with ability to work
- Ability to adjust to changing situations as needs dictate
- Passion for working with animals
- Physical strength, including the ability to frequently move fifty pounds
- Ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment that may include rubber/latex gloves, steel-toed boots/shoes, face shields, eye goggles, and dust masks
- No allergy related to plants or animals that would impede work
- Ability to remain of feet for long periods of time
- Working in a variety of weather conditions, weekends, and holidays
- Work in small, confined spaces