Biologists

General Information

Description

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

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

$77,550

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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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