Career Harvest


Investigate causes of insect outbreaks and investigates methods of control through integrated pest management, biological control and chemical means.


  • Identify species of insects both harmful and harmless to plants and animals
  • Undertake field surveys
  • Investigate role insects play in the environment
  • Develop techniques to control harmful insects and promote beneficial insects
  • Develop standards and regulations for enforcing plant and animal quarantine
  • Study distribution and habitat of insects

Personal Requirements

  • communication skills
  • observational skills
  • enjoy working with insects
  • problem solving skills
  • analytical skills
  • ability to work alone or as part of a team
  • supervisory skills


An Entomologist requires a degree in science majoring in entomology, biology or zoology available at most universities. Research scientists or academics usually require a masters or doctorate degree in the specialist field.


Tertiary Education Providers

Charles Sturt University
University of New England
Sydney University
University of Western Sydney
Southern Cross University

University of Melbourne
La Trobe University

South Australia
University of Adelaide
Flinders University

Western Australia
Curtin University
University of Western Australia
Edith Cowan University
Murdoch University

University of Tasmania

University of Queensland
James Cook University
Central Queensland University
Griffith University
University of Southern Queensland

Australian National University

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