Mammalogy is the study of the mammals. Mammalogy has also been known as "mastology," "theriology," and "therology."
Mammals are a group of vertebrate animals. There are about 4,200 different species of animals which are considered mammals. The major branches to study in the mammalogy career include:
- natural history
- taxonomy and systematics
- anatomy and physiology
- management and control
The approximate salary of a mammalogist varies from $20,000 to $60,000 a year, depending on their experience. Mammalogists are typically involved in activities such as conducting research, managing personnel, and writing proposals.