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2. Education and training
- PhD in biology, ecology, and zoology.
- Other things you need to know is:
- The salary ranges depend on the environment you work in.
- The average salary in the U.S. is $53,120.
- College professors earn $30,000 to $80,000 a year.
- Museum herpetologists earn $30,000 to $80,000 a year.
- The salary in this profession can range from $30,000 to $90,000
4. What do Herpetologists do
- Conduct the research of reptiles and amphibians
- Study how they are related, what they do, and how they live.
- Also study the changes in the environment for the government .
5. The SCANS skills needed
6. Dr. J. Whitfield GibbonsHerpetologist
- Works at Savannah River Ecology Laboratory.
- Studies amphibians and reptiles, and their wildlife.
- Went to college to get a degree in biology, zoology, and ecology.
7. The SCANS skills he uses
- Mostly, uses reading everyday.
- Sometimes, has to work together.
- And with groups of people to fugure out things.
- He is very familiar with working with reptiles and amphibians.
- Also he is known for his research on sniping turtles.
8. Cool interesting facts
- Herpetology comes from a Greek word that means creeping.
- Amphibians and reptiles lay eggs and mammals do not.
- Some lizards can fly, and up to 65 feet.
- The oldest reptile fossil is about 280 million years old.
9. Work Cited
- Careers in herpetology.American Society of Ichthylogy and Herpetology . N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Apr. 2010. .
- Gibbons, J. Whitfield. How can I become a herpetologist?SSAR. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 Apr. 2010.
- Herpetology.Ocupational Outlook Handbook . Libraryed. Washington D.C: Government Printing Office, 2010. Pg.181-183. Print.
- Seibert, Henri C. Pg. 1-5.Herpetology as a career . N.p., 1985. Web. 20 Apr. 2010. .