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 and national parks, game reserves, 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 activities involved in modern research, development and training, and natural resources management and policy formulation. These usually include a stimulating combination of analytical work, laboratory or fieldwork, and human and natural resources management.
The links below will direct you to the job opportunity pages of some of the typical employers of our graduates.
Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
Ditsong Museums of South Africa
International Union for the Conservation of Nature
National Zoological Gardens of South Africa
South African Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development
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
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