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 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.

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


Bayer CropScience

Cape Nature

Citrus Research International

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

Potatoes South Africa

South Africa National Parks

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

University of Pretoria

World Wide Fund for Nature

- Author C. Weldon

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