Biology is the study of life. It studies the characteristics, behaviors and
interaction of all organisms in the environment. Biology encompasses a broad
range of independent academic disciplines, including but not limited to:
Biochemistry, molecular biology, and molecular genetics.
Physiology, anatomy, and cell biology.
Ecology, ethnology, evolutionary biology and population genetics.
Zoology, marine biology.
* Biological Scientist * Oceanographer
* Bacteriologist * Botanist
* Biochemist * Virologist
* Microbiologist * Teacher/Professor
* Ecologist Medical Lab Technician
* Zoologist Researcher
*May require further education or certification
Biological scientists held about 87,000 jobs in 2006.
Employment of biological scientists is projected to grow about as fast as average
Median annual earnings (2006):
Biochemists and biophysicists: $76,320.
Zoologists and wildlife biologists: $53,300.
Average beginning salary offers (2007): $34,953 for Bachelor’s degree recipients
in biological and life sciences.
Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society (“Tri-Beta”)
For more information:
Sources: Occupational Outlook Handbook (2008-2009); Sloan Career Cornerstone Center; University of Montana-