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Job Name

Biologist

Job Description
Biologists study living things, like animals and plants.

Salary Low
£14,000 Starter

Salary high:
£70,000 Experienced

Typical hours:
38 to 40 a week

Typical Hours per Day:
evenings / weekends / bank holidays occasionally

How to become a biologist

You can get into this job through:

University

You'll usually need a relevant degree and often a postgraduate master's qualification in a subject like:
Employers may also want you to have experience in your area of interest and possibly be working towards a PhD.

Entry requirements

You'll usually need:

Apprenticeship

You may be able to become a biologist through a higher or degree apprenticeship as a laboratory scientist.

Entry requirements

You'll usually need:

Work


You could start your career as a laboratory technician and train as a biologist while working by doing a relevant qualification.

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Career tips

Laboratory experience would be useful for this career.

Professional and industry bodies

You could join the Royal Society of Biology for your professional career development.

Further information

You'll find more details about careers, courses and training in biology through the Royal Society of Biology and Into Biology.

What it takes

Skills and knowledge

You'll need:

What you'll do

Day-to-day tasks

Your tasks will depend on your specialism and could include:

Working environment

You could work in a laboratory, at a research facility or at a university.

You may need to wear protective clothing.

Career path and progression

You could move into management, teaching, the media, administration and scientific journalism.





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