This category includes anatomists, entomologists, ecologists, geneticicsts, limnologists, medical bacteriologists, oceanographers, pathologists, pharmacologists, physiologists, and zooligists-a broad spectrum because it includes both the study of plants and animals. Theoretical or research bioogists usually divide their time between field work and lab research; aplied biologists may inspect food and drugs, survey wildlife or advise on pollution control etc.
WHAT YOU NEED:
You can work as a biologist straight after graduation however most experienced biologists advance to manangerial positions. A four-year undergraduate degree is usually required. (CO-OP work and study programs are offered at most universities.) This is the minimum though; many bachelor graduates stay on to complete master's and doctoral degrees which improves their chances of finding a job that suits their qualifications. Research biologists require a master's or doctoral degree.
$45,000 to $55,000