Entomologists By: Allie Wells
By: Allie Wells
An entomologist is a biological scientist who studies insects. Some people also call them animal biologists or specialized zoologists. Most of them do their research or laboratory work but their jobs can vary. Some of them study insects to learn more about basic life processes and other ones put their research into finding ways to control harmful insects.
Because entomologists do many different jobs, their working conditions will vary. Most entomologists work in offices. Research entomologists work into laboratories with lots of equipment. Some entomologists work in fields and land and find rare insects. You could work with a team or individually, sometimes with an assistant. Work hours vary depending on your job.
Most of time you need a doctoral degree to become an entomologists. If you want to do applied research or teaching you need a masters degree on top of that. The average pay of an entomologist is $61,660. The least pay was $35,660. The most is $93,450. It has an impact on us because some insects produce things for us like bees make honey and caterpillars make silk.
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