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Studies in the study, management and care of animals

The field of animal management offers an incredibly wide range of jobs, but all aim to make a difference in the health and well-being of pets, working animals, food animals and wildlife. Job satisfaction is almost guaranteed!

An Animal Management degree program has to be designed to help graduates find work related to animals—perhaps in a dog grooming salon or pet store.

The study of animal behavior (Animal Behavior) is a discipline with long traditions and one of the few non-medical biological disciplines that have produced Nobel Prizes. ... Ethology is an extremely broad subject and includes the study of how animals communicate with each other.

Interaction with animals has been shown to reduce cortisol levels (a stress-related hormone) and lower blood pressure. Other studies have shown that animals can reduce loneliness, increase feelings of social support, and boost your mood.

One way to study wild animals is through classical ethology, where animals are studied in their natural environment through observation and experimentation. Animal behavior research requires ethical use of animals, where animals are handled and treated with care, without malicious intent, and there are benefits to science.

Many scientists study animal behavior because it sheds light on humans. Nonhuman primate research, for example, continues to provide valuable insights into the causes and evolution of individual, social, and reproductive human actions. ... Other scientists are motivated by environmental concerns.

As an Animal Behavior and Welfare graduate, you can go on to work in zoos, aquariums, wildlife parks, rescue, conservation or welfare centres, as a veterinary assistant, animal caretaker or trainer. You will also have the transferable skills you need for other postgraduate careers.

Despo Kyrmitsi, BSc, MA Career and Vocational Guidance Consultant

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