No one can guarantee you the career you want,
but there are many great opportunities in zoology
(the study of animals).
I went to graduate school in zoology to become
a college professor. Other people I went to
college or grad school with went on to different
careers. One is working for the National Park
Service, helping to monitor and conserve species
and habitats. Another went to veterinary school.
Another manages a prairie reserve with bison.
One works for an agricultural company.
Some people use a zoology degree to teach high
school biology. This is a nice site about what
you can do with a biology degree:
Zoology is the part of biology that deals with
animals, but understanding animals also means
understanding other living things, like plants and
There are some things you can do in college or
before to greatly increase your chances of
success. One is obviously to work hard at
academics. Think of each of your professors as
someone who could write you a good letter of
recommendation or tell you about a great
opportunity. Make a good impression. Try to get
internships to explore careers. Do informational
interviews with people who have jobs you might
want. Ask them what they like and dislike about
their jobs. Ask about their training and
background for their jobs. Ask for advice on
getting a similar job. If possible, get an entry
level job or volunteer at a place where you would
like to work. Willingly do the difficult, dirty,
or boring work that will lead to better work.
You might want to learn another language, as
this will expand the number of places you can
work. No matter what career you choose, employers
want people who have a good attitude and who take
the initiative in identifying what needs to be
done and doing it well.
Best of luck!