If you like to ask questions, weigh and solve problems and you like the idea of your being the great outdoors, consider a job as a zoologist or biologist. Zoologists study animals and how they live and grow in their natural . They usually specialize in a specific type of animal scrutinizing its , diseases and development. Wildlife biologists are concerned with the preservation of all types of animal and plant life as well as with their overall environment. Their work is often geared to managing habitats to protect threatened and endangered . Some zoologists and wildlife biologists work regular hours in classrooms and laboratories, so they must be familiar with lab equipment, techniques and computers. Others spend their time out in the enjoying or enduring the same conditions as the life forms they're studying. These scientists may work alone or as part of a team. They're employed by the government, colleges and universities, utilities, environmental consulting and conservation groups. Most employers look for at least a in zoology, microbiology, biochemistry or a related field. Good writing and speaking are often called for. But the greatest in this career may be an appreciation of living things and a fascination of how they work and .