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Old 01-16-2002, 05:23 PM
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Im just wondering if there are anyone on here that has a career called "Wildlife Technician"? What is your job like and what is your daily work? Im looking into this career and am just wondering what it is like.

PS: is the pay good? sorry if this is none of my business, im just wondering.

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Old 01-17-2002, 02:41 AM
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Well I quess there aint any? Sounds like a interesting occupation, Now I lived a wild life,but thats not what your talking about.And a technician I'm not unless your talking about shooting the bull. And I got your topic back up to the top
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Old 01-17-2002, 05:31 AM
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I was hoping someone would have some input on this.Not that I would ever be one I no how to plug in a toaster and push down the lever.I just never heard of one and wanted to see what it was all about just curious.
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Old 01-17-2002, 06:35 AM
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My sister is a Vet technician. Sometimes people bring injured animals in, but that's about all the closer she gets. I guess that could be a stepping stone though. Pay sucks.
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Old 01-17-2002, 12:12 PM
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I actually looked into this after I graduated high school.

Most of the colleges offering this line of study were out west or up north. There are actually 2 schools here in NY and 1 in Vermont that I remember offering these "courses" of study.

***One thing.....the pay is crap o'la!!!!!!!!

The average starting salary was something like $18,500. Remember this was about 10 years ago, but I can't imagine it is much higher today.

Hate to burst your bubble, but find another line of work.
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Old 01-17-2002, 09:10 PM
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Yes, I am...Kinda. I just graduated from State Univ. of NY at Cobleskill this past December with an AAS degree in fisheries and wildlife technology, and a Bachelor of Technology degree wildlife management. Probably one of the best things I've done in my life. Two summers ago I worked as a wildlife technician in West Virginia on the coal mines working with small mammals (mice), reptiles and amphibians, and songbirds. Last summer I spent in Illinois (Site M, or Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Fish and Wildlife Area) working doing quail trapping and radio telemetry, predators, and songbirds. I might go and spend another summer there this year. About the pay, well I'm not doing this stuff for the pay. I am doing the stuff because I love what the job entails, being all hands on application, and working directly with the animals. Also I want conserve what we haven't already lost. But to give you an idea, a seasonal technician will generally be anywhere from zero (volunteer) to up to $2500 a month. Average is about 1000-1250 per month. Also, housing is usually provided at no cost if needed. When I worked my first technician job, I was getting only $800 a month, but it was probably one of the best learning experiences I've had in my life. Working in Illinois, I made $1500 per month. I will be getting a raise if I decide to go back. These seasonal positions are great, because you are always outside, working with the animals. You can get full time technician positions with state and federal agencies too, usually paying anywhere from 20-40K per year, average about 27K usually with benefits (based on only a guess from the job advertisements I've seen). I actually gotta run now, but if you want to know about Wildlife Biologists as opposed to the technicians a little more, let me know. Take care.
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Old 01-18-2002, 10:09 PM
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Don't know where you are from Kreg, they offer an Associates in Applied Science degree in Wildlife Technology at Shawnee Community College in southern Illinois. Beautiful southern part of the state.
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Old 01-19-2002, 02:29 AM
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i work at one of the state reserves, the closest i get is looking for bear tracks,buring gutt pilesLOLone day i want to become a ranger or something, but for now i am a happy happy happy person...go to work, then i can scout after hours or if there's a hunt i can hunt...it's a great way to keep up on the critters
and what better office to have than the woods and i have a great boss and co worker's....it's just awesome all together


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Old 01-19-2002, 04:17 AM
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not a technician,just a

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