Biologists work with living things - this can include both plants and animals.
University: You’ll usually need a relevant degree and often a postgraduate master’s qualification in a subject like biology, biological science, ecology or marine biology. Employers may also want you to have experience in your area of interest and possibly be working towards a PhD.
Apprenticeship: You may be able to become a biologist through a higher or degree apprenticeship as a laboratory scientist.
Working: You could start your career as a laboratory technician and train as a biologist while working by doing a relevant qualification.
University: 4 or 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), or equivalent, including English, maths and science, 2 or 3 A levels, or equivalent, including biology for a degree, a degree in a relevant subject for postgraduate study.
Apprenticeship: 4 or 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C) and A levels, or equivalent, for a higher or degree apprenticeship
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