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Career opportunities for graduates

Graduates of the Department of Zoology and Entomology can look forward to a range of exciting career prospects. They could be employed at nature conservancies, environmental consultancies, conservation planning agencies, medical and veterinary research institutions, and in biochemical and biotechnology industries, educational institutions, IT-related fields and the corporate sector. Career opportunities include the full spectrum of potential activities involved in modern research, development and training, and natural resources policy formulation. These usually include a stimulating combination of analytical work, laboratory or fieldwork, and human resources management.

Potential employers

The links below will direct you to the job opportunity pages of some of the typical employers of our graduates.

Agricultural Research Council

BASF

Bayer CropScience

Cape Nature

Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)

Ditsong Museums of South Africa

International Union for the Conservation of Nature

Iziko Museums of South Africa

National Zoological Gardens of South Africa

Gauteng Department of Agriculture and Rural Development

Potatoes South Africa

South Africa National Parks

South African Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

South African Department of Environmental Affairs

South African Department of Water and Sanitation

South African Environmental Observation Network

South African Medical Research Council

South African National Biodiversity Institute

South African Sugar Association

Syngenta

University of Pretoria

World Wide Fund for Nature

- Author C. Weldon
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