Question by  Kenny3243 (49)

How do I become a herpetologist?

I love reptiles.


Answer by  patti (29325)

Start by earning a degree in biology or pre-veterinarian medicine. Continue with a graduate degree in the field, and then do PhD work in the field of herpetology.


Answer by  sdevasis9 (11)

A bachelor's degree of 4 years in zoology and specialization in herpatology is needed. An aspiring herpatologist requires completing internship and doing part-time jobs in zoos and natural history museums.


Answer by  tamkees (3203)

Degree programs in herpetology are very competitive. Getting in takes a strong math and science background. You may want to consider getting an undergraduate degree in biology, zoology or some other science and them pursue a graduate degree in reptiles. Job opportunites are as varied as owning a reptile store to working in a zoo.


Answer by  patti (29325)

Most herpetologists are PhDs. They earned four-year college degrees, probably in biology or zoology, then went on to earn master degrees in a related field with a focus on reptiles/snakes. They then pursued further, more specialized studies in a PhD program that was organized to support the individual's primary interest of snakes or specific types of snakes.


Answer by  foo2525 (257)

You have to get your license for dealing with pets. You need to go to school to become a biologist.

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