The average salary for a biologist is $49,095. Salaries for a biologist range from $32,393 to $81,536. Starting salaries are dependent on experience and specialized knowledge, and technical jobs tend to have the best pay scales.
Career opportunities exist in several areas of biology, including research, health care, environmental management and conservation and education. Combining the knowledge of biology with knowledge in other fields can open careers in areas such as biotechnology, forensic science, economics, writing and communication and politics and policy. Artists with a knowledge of biology may prepare anatomy and biology illustrations for textbooks, magazines, journals, and museums. To prepare for a career in biology, courses in science and math are essential.