Biology (general)

Biology is about life and living organisms.

Living organisms include plants, humans, and other animals, etc.

Studying in this area involves learning about living organisms' structures, functions, distributions, taxonomies and communities.

Biology is also about living organisms' origins and evolution.

NZ university majors related to this area

Though in the same subject area, they may be very different.

Examples of career opportunities

Most entail additional learning (lifelong learning!).

  • Biologist
  • Entomologist
  • Clinical technologist
  • Research scientist
  • Research assistant
  • Laboratory technician
  • Science teacher
  • Biology teacher
  • Academic

Income and employment prospects

Income

145% of national
median earnings


Employment

54%
Employed
2%
Unemployed
36%
Further study
8%
Other or unknown

Figures based on young domestic graduates 5 years after graduation. Source: Ministry of Education.

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