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Mikayeel
01-28-2009, 08:36 PM
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I have been given an interviewto study zoology at manchester university, now zoology has been the thing i liked since lets say i was 5 years old. Since then i fascinated by it, so what i thought of doing is study it and then go to a jungle or an open ocean somewher in the tropics and work.

Well problem is no one is supporting me with this idea, none of the family members in fact they are very much agianst it.

Now are there any scientist here who could advice me with zoology nd tell me how it is? Or what the chance of me working when i gain the degree?

BarakAllahu feekum
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Yanal
01-28-2009, 08:59 PM
No scientist here just young baby Yanal. You don't need a deegree to be a poop cleaner:D What kind of degree are you going to try at?
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Ali.
01-28-2009, 09:02 PM
He wants to become a zoologist, Yanal, not a zoo-keeper.

Zoologist: a specialist in the branch of biology dealing with animals.

:)
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Yanal
01-28-2009, 09:08 PM
So the type of maniacs trying to discover new species.
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Yanal
01-28-2009, 10:52 PM
I know Steve. Didn't he die because of zoology. He got shocked by a jellyfish I think. Hey if this pays well you and me partners.
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Ansariyah
01-28-2009, 11:00 PM
This is wat I want to be too .. But no one takes me seriously at home, they rather find it amusing.

I wud love to work wit Dolphines that wud be a dream come true!
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Mikayeel
01-28-2009, 11:03 PM
Originally Posted by Yanoorah
This is wat I want to be too .. But no one takes me seriously at home, they rather find it amusing.

I wud love to work wit Dolphines that wud be a dream come true!
SuhanAllah sister, we r in the same postion!

TropicalIslandEscape 1 1 -

This is where i would love to work, it doesn't have to pay that much as long as i enjoy it :)

As i said manchester is a very good uni, soo its gna b pleasing my parents or turning that very good uni downimsad
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Mikayeel
01-28-2009, 11:04 PM
Originally Posted by Yanal
I know Steve. Didn't he die because of zoology. He got shocked by a jellyfish I think. Hey if this pays well you and me partners.
Yep he died, but got killed by a stingray. In fact it doesnt pay great :p, but am not in it for the money :statisfie
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Banu_Hashim
01-28-2009, 11:09 PM
Steve Irwin wasn't really a 'zoologist' :rollseyes. He just kinda wrestled with crocodiles.

My Bio teacher's a zoologist. Has a PhD in worms. :skeleton:
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Mikayeel
01-28-2009, 11:11 PM
Originally Posted by Banu_Hashim
Steve Irwin wasn't really a 'zoologist' :rollseyes. He just kinda wrestled with crocodiles.

My Bio teacher's a zoologist. Has a PhD in worms. :skeleton:
lolol, phd in worms?? Yee but thats the type of work am planning to do(steve's) just without the camera nd without the aligators:)
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Yanal
01-29-2009, 12:13 AM
In that case I want to work with whatever you work with bro.:)
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Trumble
01-29-2009, 12:45 AM
Originally Posted by Mikayeel
Or what the chance of me working when i gain the degree?
Which degree? You will be very, very lucky to get anything in that line without a PhD, so you need to be prepared for the long haul.

Study what you actually want to study, though. If you are really motivated you will get a First and with that it becomes an awful lot easier to pick and choose postgraduate courses that give you the best chance of achieving the opportunities you want; even those with very little to do with zoology.
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crayon
01-29-2009, 11:38 AM
Do what you love (as long as it's not haram) and you'll never go wrong. Especially if you don't care about the money.

Decide what you want and why you want it and what the implications of doing that are, and then come to a decision.
I don't know much about zoology, but mashallah it sounds very interesting, I hope you enjou whatever you choose.:thumbs_up
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Güven
01-29-2009, 11:41 AM
Originally Posted by Mikayeel
SuhanAllah sister, we r in the same postion!

TropicalIslandEscape 1 1 -

This is where i would love to work, it doesn't have to pay that much as long as i enjoy it :)

As i said manchester is a very good uni, soo its gna b pleasing my parents or turning that very good uni downimsad


oooooh I see where you are going :p lol MashaAllah sounds realy coool !
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Ar-RaYYan
01-29-2009, 12:00 PM
Originally Posted by Mikayeel
SuhanAllah sister, we r in the same postion!

http://www.softpedia.com/screenshots...d-Escape_1.png

This is where i would love to work, it doesn't have to pay that much as long as i enjoy it :)

As i said manchester is a very good uni, soo its gna b pleasing my parents or turning that very good uni downimsad
Mashallah thats nice place brother!

I have the same problem as you brother. I want to do a degree i+n law in uni but my parents are not happy with that. I dont want to be a lawyer or anything like that just that im very interested in law and maybe inshallah it may lead me to work for non-government organisations and im not interested in money never been just that i love to help people but my parenst keep discouraging me and telling me that i will regret it later.
they always say that if i dont listen to them Allah will not make my plans successful- walahi they are making me feel so guilty imsad
now im not sure imsad
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Mikayeel
01-29-2009, 05:14 PM
Originally Posted by Ar-RaYYan
Mashallah thats nice place brother!

I have the same problem as you brother. I want to do a degree i+n law in uni but my parents are not happy with that. I dont want to be a lawyer or anything like that just that im very interested in law and maybe inshallah it may lead me to work for non-government organisations and im not interested in money never been just that i love to help people but my parenst keep discouraging me and telling me that i will regret it later.
they always say that if i dont listen to them Allah will not make my plans successful- walahi they are making me feel so guilty imsad
now im not sure imsad
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Sister, thats excatly what is holding me back. I could just go to manchester nd study what i desire, i am a youngman and can well decide my future. Problem is i will have that guilt feeling eating me from the inside imsad
Knowing that they are not happy with me, esp my mum is having high blood pressure and can't get to angry. So this is a very difficult period for my self.
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Mikayeel
01-30-2009, 10:12 PM
Originally Posted by Trumble
Which degree? You will be very, very lucky to get anything in that line without a PhD, so you need to be prepared for the long haul.

Study what you actually want to study, though. If you are really motivated you will get a First and with that it becomes an awful lot easier to pick and choose postgraduate courses that give you the best chance of achieving the opportunities you want; even those with very little to do with zoology.
Is it hard to get a job generally with just the degree, or is it much harder with zoology?
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Musaafirah
01-31-2009, 08:27 PM
In practical terms, I'm not sure if there's much of a demand for zoologists. I had a friend who studied zoology, but couldn't find any jobs in that field. She then got a job in a lab as an MLA and is now qualifying to be a biomedical scientist, she just has to do a few top-up modules.
Have you ever considered marine biology?
Sorry am not of much help.
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Mikayeel
01-31-2009, 08:42 PM
Originally Posted by Musaafir
In practical terms, I'm not sure if there's much of a demand for zoologists. I had a friend who studied zoology, but couldn't find any jobs in that field. She then got a job in a lab as an MLA and is now qualifying to be a biomedical scientist, she just has to do a few top-up modules.
Have you ever considered marine biology?
Sorry am not of much help.
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Yep i had considered marine biology and it sounds really appealing, but i guess my thing is more on land rather than on the sea :). She couldnt find a job in the country she lived on, or did she look abroad? See my only concern would be findin a job later on, and am afraid i might not find anyimsad.

Thanks for the help.

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Musaafirah
01-31-2009, 08:51 PM
Talking about in the Uk in general. She didn't want to leave the country I think.
You may have potential insha'allah if you broaden your horizons.
I think though, that it'd be best to study something that you really really enjoy. I made the mistake of studying something I find liked and found challenging as opposed to a subject I loved and found easy purely because of thinking ahead and thinking about the areas I'd like to work in. I'm in my final year now and no longer feel too much interest in the subject, which is a shame I guess.
Serious though, try Istikharah. May help in this life changing situation of yours.
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Güven
01-31-2009, 09:20 PM
What is fun work nowadays ?
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Woodrow
02-01-2009, 12:41 AM
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Zoology is a fantastic field. but it must be seen as an intermediate degree program. For a BS or BA the only work options will be in the teaching fields. Usually as a biology teacher.

At the Master's level employment is almost unheard of. However, by that point you have the background to begin specializing and planning your Ph.D or Medical studies. many MD do begin with a study of zoology. Zoology makes up a big part in Medical school or even some fields of psychology.

Other doors that can open will be the options to study animal husbandry, fishery management, wild life management, veterinary Medicine and many options in research.
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Yanal
06-05-2009, 04:11 AM
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Sorry for bumping an old thread but bro Mikayeel a starter salary is 35K which is good don't you think ?

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Nσσя'υℓ Jαииαн
06-20-2009, 09:31 PM
I know this is probably not the same but I always thought of doing Marine Biology, but no support from my mom. She thinks it's not suitable for me cuz im a girl.
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Mikayeel
06-20-2009, 09:32 PM
Originally Posted by Yanal
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Sorry for bumping an old thread but bro Mikayeel a starter salary is 35K which is good don't you think ?

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no thats fine.. :)

Uhm a starting salary for zoology in the UK isnt 35K lol! Much lower than that in fact, it might never even reach that much.

And i have my offer and place in university for zoology next year and my parents have agreed to it.

However i might have to do a change of plan. THe employment rate for zoologists in britian isnt very high, soo i considered to do veterinary science instead, which has all the fun of zoology plus that little bit more. I must wait another year to do that though to reapply, nd down here its extremely competitive.. Soo letss hopee.
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Yanal
06-20-2009, 09:44 PM
So your still going to be one?

Be more active bro I miss you..
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Mikayeel
06-20-2009, 09:51 PM
Originally Posted by Yanal
So your still going to be one?

Be more active bro I miss you..
i missd u to :)

InshAllah i shud b more active now, i just finished my exams yesterday.:D
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Yanal
06-20-2009, 09:54 PM
Ok insh'Allah...(goes on MSN to check if your online):D Come on if you can..

And here a starter pay is actually 35K...
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Mikayeel
06-20-2009, 11:09 PM
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crayon
06-21-2009, 08:40 AM
Originally Posted by Mikayeel
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no thats fine.. :)

Uhm a starting salary for zoology in the UK isnt 35K lol! Much lower than that in fact, it might never even reach that much.

And i have my offer and place in university for zoology next year and my parents have agreed to it.

However i might have to do a change of plan. THe employment rate for zoologists in britian isnt very high, soo i considered to do veterinary science instead, which has all the fun of zoology plus that little bit more. I must wait another year to do that though to reapply, nd down here its extremely competitive.. Soo letss hopee.
MashaAllah, good compromise brother. Although, would you really have to miss a year? Couldn't you start off doing zoology and then transfer to veterinary science?
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Mikayeel
06-21-2009, 09:00 AM
Originally Posted by crayon
MashaAllah, good compromise brother. Although, would you really have to miss a year? Couldn't you start off doing zoology and then transfer to veterinary science?
I wish i could :(

Thats something nearly impossible to do. Veterinary science is a high demand thing, and extremely competitive, in here its harder to become a vet than it is to become a medic lol.
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crayon
06-21-2009, 09:11 AM
Aww oh well, khair inshaAllah. Don't forget istikhara after you make your decision! :)
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Yanal
06-21-2009, 04:47 PM
May Allah bless him and his studies!
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