A person can hold any number of jobs or careers within the broader field of primatology, working directly or indirectly with nonhuman primates in a variety of settings, and still be considered a primatologist. Here, primatologists offer an in-depth look at their varied careers in the field, what each niche might entail, and what might be required to pursue a successful career in that area.
We are seeking more diverse voices in primatology for this page and more primatologists from outside the United States. Please contact us if you are willing to share your story on how you became a primatologist and advice to those interested in the field.
Primate Info Net (PIN) is maintained by the Wisconsin National Primate Research Center (WNPRC) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with countless grants and contributions from others over time. PIN is an ever-growing community effort: if you’d like to contribute, or have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.