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Career and Education Opportunities for Biologists

In general, biologists research or study basic principles of plant and animal life, such as origin, relationship, and functions.

Select a state from the map below to find education opportunities to begin your Biologist career.


Highlighted states contain educational opportunities in Life Sciences


Biologist video from the State of New Jersey Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development

Biologists represent employers in technical capacities at conferences. They also design pest management and control measures, and conduct risk assessments pertaining to pest exclusion using scientific methods. Equally important, biologists have to communicate test results to state and federal representatives and to the general public. Finally, biologists program and use computers to store, process and analyze data.

Every day, biologists are expected to be able to articulate ideas and problems. They need to piece together evidence to, in some sense, diagnose what is going on in a situation. It is also important that they listen to and understand others in meetings.