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Biology

Why Study Biology?

If you are interested in studying the building blocks of life and have strong research skills, then biology may be the right choice. Biological sciences encompass a variety of interesting fields such as marine biology, evolutionary biology, immunology, biochemistry and many others. You get to know the principles that sustain life and learn about the functions, interaction and evolution of life into highly complex beings.

As a biology student, you get to study the subject at both the macro and micro scales. This focuses on four foundation areas, genetics, biochemistry, biophysics, molecular biology, neuroscience, cell, and developmental biology.

It takes about four years to earn a bachelor's degree in Biology, while for masters, it may take one or two years depending on the university and program you choose.

Career Choices and Income Potential After Completing a Degree in Biology

After completing your degree in Biology, a wide variety of career choices may open for you with varying earning potential. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics here are some of the career options available and their average salaries.

  • Zoologists and wildlife biologists - average income: $63,270/year in 2019 (1)
  • Biochemists and biophysicists - average income: $94,490/year in 2019 (2)
  • Biological technicians - average income: $45,860/year in 2019 (3)
  • Geneticist - average income: $81,880/year in 2019 (4)
  • Forensic scientist - average income: $59,150/year in 2019 (5)
  • Information based on national data, not school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.

This is just a glimpse of the exciting field offered to biology graduates. If you pursue a master's and doctoral degree in biological sciences, you can access even better career opportunities.

What You Can Do After Earning a Master's Degree in Biology

People who have a master's degree in various fields of biology are teaching, conducting research, and working as scientists in a variety of settings. Many careers in biology need a Master's degree while others may require a doctoral degree to help you reach a higher position in your career.

References

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Information based on national data, not school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.

Careers associated with these educational opportunities often require additional degrees and certifications not offered as part of the educational opportunities presented by this website.

Information based on national data, not school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.

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