I am a firm believer that American children need to be exposed to career information from any eary age. There are so many choices out there that it is mind boggling! Today I thought it would be fun for parents and kids to learn what different “ologists” do – you know, scientists with “ologist” at the end of their titles. These are worth researching further with your kids. Here are the more unique ones:

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  • apiologist – one who studies bees
  • bacteriologist – one who studies bacteria
  • cartologist – one who makes maps
  • cetologist – one who studies whales
  • entomologist – one who studies insects
  • eschatologist – one who studies death and judgement, as it pertains to theology
  • ethologist – one who studies animal behavior
  • etiology – one who studies causes or origins of disease
  • graphologist – one who studies handwriting
  • herpetologist – one who studies  reptiles
  • hippologist – one who studies  horses
  • ichthyologist – one who studies fish (a branch of zoology)
  • morphologist – one who studies the form and structure of organisms (a branch of biology)
  • mycologist – one who studies fungi (a branch of biology)
  • myrmecologist – one who studies ants
  • nephologist – one who studies clouds and cloud formation (a branch of metoerology)
  • ornithologist — one who studies birds
  • ophiologist – one who studies snakes
  • otologist – one who studies the anatomy of the ear (a branch of biomedicine)
  • paleoanthropologist – one who studies ancient humans as found in fossils
  • paleozoologist – one who studies animals fossils and ancient animal life
  • petrologist – one wo studies rocks to learn about past climates and geography
  • phenologist – one who studies biological phenomena as it relates to climatic conditions
  • philologist – one who studies historical literature or the classics
  • phonologist – one who studies sounds and patterns in a language
  • phytosociologist – one who studies the relationships of plants and their characteristics and classifications
  • pomologist – one who studies and grows fruit
  • pyrologist – one who studies the properties of heat and fire
  • seismologist- one who studies earthquakes and the earth’s properties
  • somatologist – one who studies the anatomy of the human body
  • speleologist – one who studies and explores caves
  • vulcanologist – one who studies volcanoes

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