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You don’t have to have the gift of gab when the only sentient beings you encounter during the working day are animals. The job of a zoologist is ideal for the loner who loves living things, provided they’re not human beings.

Zoologists study the behavior of animals and wildlife for research and management purposes. The mean annual wage for the job is $61,880, but zoologists employed in the state of Maryland can earn almost $98,000 per year.

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