You’ve finished studying biology – now what?

Biology is a great all-round subject if you’re interested in a career in health or science. There are a huge range of areas in which you can specialise – whether you want to work with marine life or microorganisms, a biology degree is a great way in.

Biology courses teach you practical and theoretical skills, and some even offer one-year placements in industry. This sets biology graduates up for a number of exciting roles; all you need to do is choose one! For expert help and guidance, speak to the Hyper Recruitment Solutions team.

What jobs can you get with a biology degree?

As a student, you may have found an area of biology that you really excelled in. If this is the case, deciding what to do next might not be too difficult for you. If you’re passionate about what you do, you’re bound to enjoy it, so see which of these career profiles fits you best.

Here are some of the career paths you can pursue with your biology degree:

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Marine Biologist

Working as a marine biologist will permit you to study all aspects of sea life, its habitat, and the impact of natural and human interference on our oceans.


As a biotechnologist, you’ll focus on improving quality of life through the study and development of living organisms and cells.


Nanotechnologists are capable of altering matter on a nanoscale to design new drugs, technology and equipment.


If looking after our planet is your passion, you’ll love life as a conservationist. This role involves protecting, managing and improving the environment for our fellow creatures.

Laboratory Technician

As a laboratory technician, you will aid scientists and be involved in complex clinical trials and data analysis. You will assist in the development of new chemicals, drugs, and technologies.

Key requirements of most Biochemistry Jobs:

Writting reports and giving presentations
Problem-solving skills
Attention to detail
Passion and interest
Average Salary
£14,000 - £70,000
Typical Working Hours
38 to 40 per week
All statistics provided by the National Careers Service

Developing your Biology career

As you develop and shape your career in biology, you might decide to undertake postgraduate study. This is a popular choice for biology graduates who are trying to specialise in a particular area of their industry.

To keep your understanding of biology up to date, you could become a member of a professional body, such as the Royal Society of Biology.

Biology graduates are commonly employed by a wide range of organisations, such as the National Health Service, schools and environmental charities. Whichever route you decide to take, the Hyper Recruitment Solutions team can help you to find your dream career.

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