Biologists

General Information

Description

Research or study basic principles of plant and animal life, such as origin, relationship, development, anatomy, and functions.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit40.60%
  2. State and local government25.79%
  3. Federal government16.28%
  4. Private, not for profit13.57%
  5. Self-employed3.72%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Industry areas

  • Scientific Research and Development Services
  • Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
  • Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$69,800

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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Master's degree 56%
  • Bachelor's degree 32%
  • Post baccalaureate 10%
  • High school 0%
  • Some college 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Associate's degree 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%
  • Post-secondary certificate 0%

Knowledge

  • Biology
  • Mathematics
  • Chemistry
  • English Language
  • Computers and Electronics

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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