What type of job can you do with a biology degree?
Biology is a varied subject and industry and there are opportunities for biology graduates to work out in the field with life science jobs, or to be based in a lab with microbiology and similar biology jobs roles.
The type of employers looking for biology graduates include:
- Pharmaceutical organisations
- Biotechnology companies
- Education institutions, such as universities, schools and colleges
- NHS trusts
- Private healthcare companies
- Scientific and technical consultancies
- Charities and Non-governmental organisations (NGOs)
- Museums and science outreach organisations
- Broadcasters and media
How can a biology graduate gain the edge in the job market?
A biology graduate is suited to a range of biology graduate jobs, but if a role is very competitive then having a specialism, either through an undergraduate degree, postgraduate masters or PhD, could be highly advantageous. There are many specialist jobs that those with a biology degree can pursue.
The type of skills a biology graduate will need in the world of work can include subject-specific knowledge, laboratory skills and technical skills, which include using lab equipment and certain computer programs. Biology graduates also often have a number of transferable skills which include data analysis, IT skills, presentation skills, problem-solving and experience in scientific or medical writing, which can also be attractive to those recruiting graduates.
List of biology degree jobs:
Here is a list of biology degree jobs that you may be able to find on our website.
- Research scientist
- Science writer
- Medical writer
- Soil scientist
- Laboratory technician
(Typical graduate biology jobs we have placed)
How to find a biology graduate job
We have many biology graduate jobs on our jobs board that graduates can apply for. View our current list of jobs for biology graduates above. We also have many biology graduate schemes available. To get the latest biology jobs straight to your inbox, sign up to our newsletter.
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