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Significant Information: Biological Scientists




  • A Ph.D. degree usually is required for independent research, but a masterís degree is sufficient for some jobs in applied research or product development; a bachelorís degree is adequate for some nonresearch jobs.
  • Doctoral degree holders face considerable competition for independent research positions, particularly in universities; holders of bachelorís or masterís degrees in biological science can expect better opportunities in nonresearch positions.
  • Biotechnological research and development will continue to drive employment growth.