Physiology

Physiology is about how the organs and organ systems of animals and plants function.

With respect to human or animal physiology, examples of organs include the heart, lungs, skin, etc.

Physiology is also about how cells and bio-molecules perform physical or chemical functions in living systems.

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!).

  • Physiologist
  • Anatomist
  • 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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