Industries & Professions /
Zoo and Aquarium Curators and Directors
Only 223 zoos, aquariums, wildlife parks, and oceanariums in the U.S. are accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Considering the number of people interested in animal careers, this is not a large number. Therefore, it is expected that competition for jobs as curators and directors (as well as for most zoo and aquarium jobs) will continue to be very strong.