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Old 08-12-17, 04:28 AM   #2 (permalink)
Join Date: Jan-2015
Location: Youngstown
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Re: software development professional seeking to switch to zoological industry; how?

I would see if any zoos are hiring tech people. The easiest way to break into that industry and help contribute to the animals you love isn't going to be via the animal care side, competition is fierce and turnover is low. Its going to be via some other avenue.

You're already skilled at those tech things and going to work at the zoo will allow you to spend time near the animals without having to touch one bit of poop.

You could check local colleges and see if they have any zoological course or animal biology courses that may make you more into a more attractive candidate compared to another IT guy.
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