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Employment 
Biological scientists hold about 91,300 jobs in the United States. In addition, many biological scientists held biology faculty positions in colleges and universities but are not included in these numbers. About 40 percent of all biological scientists were employed by Federal, state, and local governments. Federal biological scientists worked mainly for the U.S. Departments of Agriculture, Interior, and Defense and for the National Institutes of Health. Most of the rest worked in scientific research and testing laboratories, the pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing industry, or educational institutions.

Employers
The following is a partial list of employers of Biologists:

Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Companies

Hospitals and Medical Centers

U.S. Federal Government

Educational Institutions

  • Aquaria
  • Botanical Gardens
  • Colleges and Universities
  • K-12 Schools
  • Museums
  • Zoos

Professional Associations

Note: Some resources in this section are provided by JGPerpich, LLC and the US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
 


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