Entomology is the study of insects, involving their biology and control in relation to their environment and to man. Entomology also had an independent scientific discipline which had roots in biology.
Some entomologists are involved in reducing harmful species of insects that destroy food, housing, plants, and clothing and cause discomfort and disease to humans, livestock and household pets. Others develop ways to increase growth rate and spread the insects that provide food, pollinate crops, assist in destroying harmful insects, or are eaten as food by birds and fish.
Entomologists primarily work in areas of research, college instruction, medical entomology, extension entomology, regulatory work, and commercial entomology. They engage in applied research and find new ways to manage pest insects by implementing the discoveries made by basic researchers. More people work in this field of entomology than any other field. The purpose of this research is to find safe and effective means for preventing the loss caused by the many species that harm people, domestic animals, or plants. Scientists integrate a variety of methods including the use of natural control agents like parasites, predators, and microorganisms. Because some synthetic chemicals can harm the environment, they are used rarely to control insect pests.
Most entomologists are employed in the fields of college instruction and agriculture. A person who begins with a bachelor’s degree can expect to earn from $20, 000 to $24,000 a year. They may work as a lab or research assistant for a private school or business in a university setting. Most scientists go on to earn graduate degrees. The salaries for those people range from $33,000 to $37,000 a year. A full professor at a college or university is paid up to $50,000 a year.
I dont really think this type of science would be interesting to me. I’m not really sure what branch of chemistry would interest me because science isn’t one of my favorite subjects in school.