Biologist

"It grows on you" Lewis Olson 2nd hour science

Basic information on biology

-biologists study how living things adapt and effect the environment.

- Modern biology is a vast and eclectic field, composed of many branches.

- biologists work on average 40 hours a week making 35,700 to 90,030 dollars a year.

- biologists work in bright clean conditions so they can study with out distractions.

- you could also work in the woods, rivers etc.

- Subdisciplines of biology are defined by the scale at which organisms are studied, the kinds of organisms studied, and the methods used to study them.

- The term biology is derived from the Greek word βίος, bios, life and the suffix -λογία, -logia, "study of."

- you need to have a biologist license

- if your self employed you have to be on "call" if someone needs your help with plants etc.

Training usually happens 4-8 years after high school.

Pros and cons

Pros

- You have many opportunities as a biologist you can work in many different environments.

- the salary that you are making is higher than average

- all biologists jobs offer great dental and health care insurance. So you don't have to worry about buying insurance.

- your starting salary will most likely be 41000 dollars a year and could grow to 113,000 dollars. Which is a lot for just starting.

- there are many companies and self employed people looking for biologists so it won't be a hard time finding a job.


Cons

-The work that is being done will take some toll on your physical health.

-You will work in clean and really bright conditions for long periods of time

-you will have to work from 30-50 hours in one week on projects.

-you don't only have to work on week days you'll work weekends and at home.

- not the best retirement plan is offered.

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We're biologists

If your interested in living things and how they develop biologist is the job for you. Biological scientists study living organisms and their relationship to their environment. Most specialize in an area of life science such as the study of birds or the study of mammals. Most scientists work about 40 hours a week in bright clean conditions. Your aork that you will be doing would be helping the health of humans and animals. Your salary would range from 35,700 92,030 a year. For more information visit dnr.wi.gov or visit American society for microbiology.