Biological Scientists

Biological scientists examine and investigate the morphology, structure, and physical characteristics of living organisms, including their inter-relationships, environments and diseases.


New workers

New workers start around £19,898. Normal pay is £33,866 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £55,954.

Available jobs

In the past year there were 44,821 vacancies for this type of job


Projected job growth over the next 8 years

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Monitors the distribution, presence and behaviour of plants, animals and aquatic life, and performs other scientific tasks related to conservation not performed by Job holders in MINOR GROUP 215: Conservation and Environment Professionals.

  • Advises farmers, medical staff and others, on the nature of field crops, livestock and produce and on the treatment and prevention of disease.

  • Observes the structure of communities of organisms in the laboratory and in their natural environment.

  • Researches the effects of internal and external environmental factors on the life processes and other functions of living organisms.

  • Studies the physical form, structure, composition and function of living organisms.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Biology

  • Physiology

  • Microbiology

  • Ecology

  • Molecular Biology

  • Project Management

  • Auditing

  • Biochemistry

  • Cell Biology

  • Biochemical Assays

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Research

  • Communication

  • Management

  • Investigation

  • Planning

  • Teaching

  • Leadership

  • Innovation

  • Detail Oriented

  • Mentorship

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.