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Old 08-11-17, 10:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
warbeast720
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software development professional seeking to switch to zoological industry; how?

Hi guys,

I'm a 35 year old it professional and I am thinking of switching to herpetoculture/zoological/animal husbandry. What topics/courses do you recommend I study/research before making the plunge in the job market?

I am currently a project manager for a casino game content development company and before that, I've worked mostly on AAA games such as Gears of War 4, Yugioh duel generations for mobile and the Blood and Wine DLC for the Witcher 3. I don't have a programming background but I started out in game design and quality assurance.

Granted, I know that making the switch means I should be at least knowledgeable in animal husbandry, care and natural info. Luckily, I'm a long time owner of various herps (my oldest is a ball python approaching 11 years this October).

Apart from studying veterinary medicine (or coming up with an app for herpers), are there vocational courses/topics I could study if I really want to make the switch? And also, making the switch means more than being a walking catalog for caresheets of species a-z.

I admit that I've been burnt out through the years working in game development and I am still looking into how I could make the switch.

Thanks in advance.
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