Molecular biologist examine plant, animal or human genetics and the variation and relationships between them. Molecular biologist can work with DNA and RNA from humans, plants, animals and other organisms while using their knowledge of chemistry, physiology, genetics, physics and biology in their work.
What responsibilities will I have?
What education and training is required?
A bachelor’s degree in a life science with a concentration in molecular biology will allow you to obtain some roles however a masters or doctorate degree will be required for the majority of the opportunities.
To pursue a career as a molecular biologist
The following high school courses are recommended: agricultural education, a focus on sciences such as chemistry, biology, physics and mathematics.
Where can I work?
Molecular biologist typically work in a laboratory and may be employed by the government, hospital, university, research firms or pharmaceutical company.
Future Job Market / Outlook
The job outlook for molecular biologist will be good over the next five years.
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