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Field Entomologist

Average Salary: $47,740

Entomology is the scientific study of insects. The insect kingdom is vast, with an estimated population of between six million to 10 million species, according to the 1997 book “Biodiversity II: Understanding and Protecting Our Biological Resources.” The field entomologist observes them in their natural habitats, and uses the findings to expand our understanding of them.

The field of entomology is not for everyone, since a significant number of people experience overpowering feelings of revulsion at the mere sight of a single insect. However, for those brave souls who find insects fascinating, the job offers an average annual salary of $47,740, according to

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