(NOC 2121)


In general, you need a university degree in biology or a related field.

To be a research scientist in biology or a related field, you need a master's or doctoral degree to work in government/business. You must also have post-doctoral research experience for employment in academic or research institutions.

Most recent entrants have an undergraduate university degree, and almost 3 in 10 have a graduate degree.

Degrees Associated with This Career


Useful Experience/Skills

Project management
Team project work
Proposal writing
Making presentations
Financial management
Committee work on environmental ethics

Useful Secondary School Subjects


Ontario Tech University
Oshawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Marine Biology Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
Life Sciences Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
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Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University)
Toronto, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Biology Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
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University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Biomedical Sciences Bachelor; Honours
Biology Bachelor; Honours
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Carleton University
Ottawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Physics and Biology Bachelor; Honours
Physics and Biology Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
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Red Deer Polytechnic
Red Deer, Alberta, CA

Related Program(s):
Biological Sciences Bachelor
Biological Sciences Bachelor; University Transfer
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Modified on January 26, 2022