Summary: This information describes typical occupations and employment settings associated with this major. Understand some of these
options may require additional training. Moreover, you are not limited to these options when choosing a possible career path.
Description of Entomology
Worldwide, insects destroy about one-third of the food and fiber we produce and they transmit some of the most devastating
pathogens of plants and animals. On the other hand, insects pollinate many valuable food and forest crops, significantly increase the
productivity of soils, and are important components in most food chains. A graduate in entomology should have a strong background
in general biology and an understanding of the scientific method. Students learn to identify insects and other arthropods and study the
biology and ecology of pests and beneficial insects in order to manage them efficiently. They should acquire a basic knowledge of
agricultural production principles and how insects influence crop production. Students should also become knowledgeable about the
effects of abiotic and biotic factors on insect development, about population growth, species interactions, physiological requirements,
and behavior of insects.
Georgia Career Information Center http://www.gcic.peachnet.edu (accessible only on campus computers)
O*NET http://online.onetcenter.org (click on Find Occupations)
Occupational Outlook Handbook http://www.bls.gov/oco (type in general term for career of interest)
Alberta Occupational Profiles http://www.alis.gov.ab.ca/occinfo/frameset.asp (click on Occupational Title Search)
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Possible Job Titles of Entomology Graduates
(*As reported by UGA Career Center post-graduate survey)