University of Vermont

CAS Zoology Major


Alumni with a degree in Zoology pursue a wide variety of careers, both directly and indirectly related to their course of study. This is a representative sample of job titles from recent UVM alumni who majored in Zoology.

Job Title

Career Industry

Optometrist Optometry
Horse Trainer Military
Attorney Law
Kindergarten Teacher Primary Education
Certified Public Accountant Accounting
Manager Real Estate
Program Manager & Research Physical and Occupational Therapy
Sales Manager Sales & Marketing
Clinical Lab Technician Health Services
Assistant Professor Higher Education
Independent Consultant Consulting, Management
Circulation Director Printing and Publishing
Veterinarian Veterinary Medicine
Job Counselor Counseling
Personal Chef Hospitality
Project Manager Scientific Research & Development
Office Manager Clerical & Administrative Support
Mechanical Design Engineer Mechanical Engineering

Recent Employers

Linda Holt Interiors San Antonio Zoo
East Bay Veterinary Clinic Trader Joe’s
Common Ground Communications, LLC Occupational Therapy of America
Weyerhaeuser Company Beverley Hills Outpatient Surgery Center
Sew Easy for Kids Stamford’s Public Art Programs
Global Pediatric Alliance Sotheby’s
Counseling Service of Addison County Haematologic Technologies. Inc.
Fletcher Allen Health Care

Transferable Skills

In addition to the specialized material you study in your major, you will also gain useful transferable skills. Remember: it is essential to be able to articulate the skills you have gained.

Examples of transferable skills fostered while majoring in Zoology

Critical Thinking Skills

Leadership and Administration Skills

Communication Skills

Ability to perceive patterns and structures and see the relationships between different factors
Drawing conclusions from information

Ability to give and follow directions
Diagnosing problems
Ability to work effectively under pressure

Ability to write grant proposals
Clear and concise written and oral communication
Summarizing articles and theories

Research and Investigation Skills

Design and Planning Skills

Information Management Skills

Gathering and interpreting data
Knowledge of scientific equipment

Designing research projects and generating new ideas
Developing and testing hypotheses

Organizing and maintaining records and detailed data
Ability to keep accurate logs

Interpersonal Skills

Skills and Assessing Values

Specialized Skills

Ability to work on a team  toward a common goal
Presenting proposals to a group

Ability to work with diverse populations

Dissecting and examining samples


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