What Is a Reptile Scientist Called?

Herpetologists study snakes, lizards and other reptiles.

Herpetologists study snakes, lizards and other reptiles.

Reptiles and amphibians tend to be pretty polarizing creatures. Some people find them fascinating, while others consider them creepy and unsettling. If you fall into the "fascinating" camp, you might consider making a career out of the study of reptiles. It's a branch of biology called herpetology, one of many specialties within the field of wildlife biology.

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Fred Decker is a trained chef and certified food-safety trainer. Decker wrote for the Saint John, New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal, and has been published in Canada's Hospitality and Foodservice magazine. He's held positions selling computers, insurance and mutual funds, and was educated at Memorial University of Newfoundland and the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology.

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