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Life Sciences: Career and Education Opportunities in Idaho

Life Sciences: Life Science professionals seek to deepen and expand upon our understanding of the natural world. Their focus is making sure that this knowledge is then used to better our lives and the lives of the plants and animals they study.

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Idaho has a population of 1,545,801, which has grown by 19.46% in the last 10 years. Nicknamed the "Gem State," Idaho's capital and biggest city is Boise. In 2008, there were a total of 939,793 jobs in Idaho. The average annual income was $32,994 in 2008, up from $32,837 the previous year. The unemployment rate in Idaho was 8.0% in 2009, which has grown by 3.1% since the previous year. Roughly 21.7% of Idaho residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in Idaho include semiconductor electronic component manufacturing, fruit preserving food manufacturing, and frozen food manufacturing.


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Biologists research or study basic principles of plant and animal life, such as origin, relationship, and functions. Biologists need to evaluate and judge the efficacy of solutions. They also need to read and understand what has been read.

Zoologists study the origins, behavior, and life processes of animals and wildlife. Zoologists need to respond to the actions of other and coordinate activities with them. They also need to read and understand what has been read.