High school is about many things, including summer jobs or internships, building work experience, and deciding what kind of career you want to pursue. If you are interested in the natural world and perhaps pursuing a career in the life sciences, then entomology is a great place to start. Insects are a great way to learn the principles of biology, evolution, biodiversity, genetics, and many other knowledge elements that are essential for a career in the sciences.
Here are some links to get you started on your journey to become an entomologist
- What’s an entomologist? Here is a great infographic from the ESA that explains this career choice.
- Insects.org is a great resource with pictures, descriptions, and articles on many different types of insects.
- Learn what entomologists do, study, learn … and get paid from this EnvironmentalScience.org link.
- Both the ESA and TAMU have good pages that talk about what the daily life of some entomologists is like.
- ESA also lists places you can go to study entomology as an undergraduate degree
- If you prefer not to travel, consider taking online courses in entomology
- Read real-life stories from 20 successful entomologists and hear their advice for students interested in a career in entomology in the ESA book Memoirs of Black Entomologists.
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