IS A CAREER IN BIOLOGY FOR ME?

Biology is a popular degree subject and is the study of living creatures; it is heavily concerned with health and science so most tend to take career routes in this area, though this doesn’t mean there aren’t other options for you. The common jobs many people become are an academic researcher, microbiologist, pharmacologist and marine biologist and many others. 

As with multiple other degree subjects, employers are more so looking for the skills you gain and develop in your time completing your degree, so make sure to keep an open mind and to avoid restricting your career options before you’ve even considered them.  

WHY A BIOLOGIST? 

Biologists are naturally interested in experimenting and asking questions, and they do this by research or conducting experiments in labs or in similar settings, or they can be found working in less obvious places that people don’t always think of at first when they think of biologists. Biologists can work in a variety of clinical settings and jobs where science is a major factor of their work, like vets, dentistry, health, physiotherapy, and technical areas.  

All in all, the first aim of any biologist is to study and understand how living things work and how outside variables might affect each one. Once they succeed in doing this, they can then learn how to use this in bettering our everyday lives – or other animals’. As you can imagine, this is an incredibly complex process since no two organisms can be studied in the same way and help us understand our environment better.  

WHAT KINDS OF JOBS CAN I DO WITH A BIOLOGY DEGREE? 

A biology degree is very useful in helping you get started with many different science-based careers, and depending on the route you decide to go, you can even specialise in your field. Some of these careers are:  

  • Academic researcher 
  • Microbiologist 
  • Pharmacologist 
  • Marine biologist 
  • Scientific laboratory technician  

Whether you pursue a career as a biologist or not, you’ll know you’re well prepared for the world of work and fit the criteria of what employers are always looking for in candidates. As a graduate with a degree in biology you’ll be equipped with numerical skills, literacy skills, critical thinking, data analysis and attention to detail, as well as perseverance and patience.  



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