Hello everyone! I'm interested in making a career change into the field of zoology and would like some guidance on where to start. A few things about me : - I owned and cared for horses from the age of 7-24. I taught horseback riding for a few years before college. It's a passion of mine, but became too expensive to continue the last few years of college. Since then I've been working as a group and personal trainer. In summary, I'm comfortable caring for large mammals and enjoy sharing my passions with others. - have a BS in Nutrition Science, Human sciences. It's a pre-meducal biology degree, but obviously for humans and not animals. - I'm a military wife, so going to an actual brick-and-mortar college to obtain masters isn't practical unless we happen to move to a city with a college that offers one - I do plan on volunteering at our local zoo to get as much hands on experience as possible. So my questions are: - Would I be able to work as a zookeeper after volunteering and/or interning at a zoo? I understand it's a competitive field, but I'm wondering if they accept positions for people with practical experience, but who lack a zoology degree. - Along the same lines, if I were to become a zoologist, would I need a masters specifically in zoology or could I branch into biology? In case I need to do it in an online format. I want to go about this the correct way Any tips would be greatly appreciated!