Biologists and related scientists

National Occupation Code (NOC): 2121  ·  Browse All Occupations

Biologists and related scientists conduct basic and applied research to extend knowledge of living organisms, to manage natural resources, and to develop new practices and products related to medicine and agriculture. They are employed in both laboratory and field settings by governments, environmental consulting companies, resource and utilities companies, chemical, pharmaceutical and biotechnical companies and health and educational institutions.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Agricultural Scientist
  • Agrogeologist
  • Algologist
  • Anatomist
  • Animal Ecologist
  • Animal Geneticist
  • Animal Nutritionist
  • Animal Taxonomist
  • Apiculture Entomologist
  • Aquatic Biologist
  • Astrobiologist
  • Bacteriologist
  • Bacteriologist - Animal Health
  • Bioinformatician
  • Biological Scientist
  • Biologist
  • Biology Systematist
  • Biology Taxonomist
  • Biomedical Nanotechnology Research Scientist
  • Botanist
  • Bryologist
  • Cell Biologist
  • Cellular Physiologist
  • Crop Scientist
  • Crop-research Scientist
  • Cytochemist
  • Cytogeneticist
  • Cytologist
  • Cytologist-microbiologist
  • Dairy Bacteriologist
  • Dairy Scientist
  • Descriptive Toxicologist
  • Developmental Biologist
  • Developmental Geneticist
  • Domestic Animal Scientist
  • Ecobiologist
  • Ecologist
  • Economic Botanist
  • Embryologist
  • Entomologist
  • Environmental And Occupational Toxicologist
  • Environmental Biologist
  • Environmental Toxicologist
  • Enzymologist
  • Enzymology Biologist
  • Etiologist
  • Extraction Specialist - Cannabis
  • Fishery Bacteriologist
  • Fishery Products Bacteriologist
  • Food Bacteriologist
  • Food Products Bacteriologist
  • Food Products Scientist
  • Food Research Scientist
  • Food Scientist
  • Forest Ecologist
  • Forest Pathologist
  • Geneticist
  • Helminthologist
  • Herpetologist
  • Histologist
  • Histopathologist
  • Human Physiologist
  • Hydrobiologist
  • Ichthyologist
  • Immunologist
  • Industrial Bacteriologist
  • Insect Physiologist
  • Interpretative Naturalist
  • Invertebrate Zoologist
  • Laboratory Immunologist
  • Limnologist
  • Malariologist
  • Mammalogist
  • Marine Biologist
  • Marine Hydrobiologist
  • Marine Mammal Trainer
  • Mechanistic Toxicologist
  • Medical Parasitology Biologist
  • Microbiologist
  • Molecular Biologist
  • Molecular Geneticist
  • Molecular Physiologist
  • Mycologist
  • Naturalist
  • Nematologist
  • Ornithologist
  • Osteologist
  • Parasitologist
  • Parasitology Biologist
  • Park Naturalist
  • Pharmaceutical Bacteriologist
  • Pharmacologist
  • Physiological Biophysicist
  • Physiologist
  • Physiologist-biochemist - Nuclear Medicine
  • Phytobiologist
  • Phytopathologist
  • Plant Anatomist
  • Plant Breeder
  • Plant Ecologist
  • Plant Nematologist
  • Plant Pathologist
  • Plant Physiologist
  • Plant Population Biologist
  • Plant Scientist
  • Plant Taxonomist
  • Population Geneticist
  • Poultry Scientist
  • Protozoologist
  • Protozoology Biologist
  • Public Health Bacteriologist
  • Regulatory Toxicologist
  • Research Biologist
  • Rural Ecologist
  • Serologist
  • Soil Bacteriologist
  • Staff Toxicologist
  • Systems Biologist
  • Toxicologist
  • Veterinary Parasitology Biologist
  • Virologist
  • Wildlife Biologist
  • Wildlife Helminthologist
  • Wildlife Naturalist
  • Zoologist
  • Anatomist
  • Bacteriologist
  • Bioinformatician
  • Biologist
  • Botanist
  • Cell Biologist
  • Ecologist
  • Embryologist
  • Geneticist
  • Histologist
  • Immunologist
  • Marine Biologist
  • Microbiologist
  • Molecular Biologist
  • Mycologist
  • Parasitologist
  • Pharmacologist
  • Physiologist
  • Protozoologist
  • Toxicologist
  • Virologist
  • Zoologist

Requried Skills for Biologists and related scientists

  • Attention to Detail
  • Automation
  • Batch Production
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biology
  • Business Administration
  • Business Development
  • Change Control
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • CINT
  • Cleaning Validation
  • Cleanliness
  • Clinical Practices
  • Clinical Research
  • Clinical Trials
  • Commissioning
  • Communications
  • Compliance Requirements
  • Composition
  • Computer Literacy
  • Conciliation
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Contingency Plan
  • Controlled Area
  • Cooperation
  • Coordinating
  • Critical Thinking
  • Customer Service
  • Data Collection
  • Data Entry
  • Decision-Making
  • Detail Oriented
  • Distillation
  • DNA Extraction
  • Dosage Form
  • Drug Development
  • Ecology
  • Editing
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Enforcement
  • Entomology
  • Environmental Science
  • EViews
  • Fabrication
  • Field Research
  • Filing
  • Fine Motor Skills
  • Food Law
  • Food Safety
  • Food Science
  • Forming
  • Genetics
  • Genomics
  • Grammar
  • Hardworking
  • Health Sciences
  • Illustra
  • Industrial Processes
  • Informatics
  • Innovation
  • Inoculum
  • Inquiry
  • Installation
  • Integration
  • Intellectual Property
  • Internal Auditing
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Inventory Management
  • Laboratory Techniques
  • Leadership
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Licensing
  • Life Sciences
  • LINA
  • Literacy
  • Literature Reviews
  • Load Management
  • Lysis
  • Medical Affairs
  • Medical Terminology
  • Medical Writing
  • Microbial Ecology
  • Microbiology
  • Microsoft Office
  • MIRC
  • Molecular Biology
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Multitasking
  • NDepend
  • Negotiation
  • Neuroscience
  • Novation
  • Ntext
  • Onboarding
  • Oncology
  • Oral Communication
  • Orator
  • Organizational Skills
  • Patents
  • Pathology
  • Pathophysiology
  • Performance Monitor
  • Pharmacology
  • Physiology
  • Planning
  • Plant Breeding
  • Preparedness
  • Presentations
  • Prioritization
  • Problem Solving
  • Process Capability
  • Process Control
  • Process Specification
  • Process Validation
  • Procurement
  • Production Management
  • Professionalism
  • Program Development
  • Project Management
  • Public Speaking
  • Quality Assurance
  • Quality Control
  • R Base
  • RAID
  • Reconciliation
  • Refinement
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Reliability
  • Reporting Tools
  • Research And Development
  • Resource Constraints
  • Revisions
  • Risk Management
  • RNA Extraction
  • RNA Sequencing
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Sampling Design
  • Sanitation
  • Soil Science
  • Spreadsheets
  • Statistics
  • Subspecialty
  • Sustainability
  • Teamwork
  • Thermal
  • Time Management
  • Tizen
  • Trademarks
  • Transplanting
  • Trauma
  • Trimming
  • Validation Protocols
  • Verbal Communication Skills
  • Work Independently
  • Written Communication

Median Income by Education

The following table details the median income for various education levels for biologists and related scientists.

Education Level Median Income
No certificate, diploma or degree N/A
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate N/A
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma N/A
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma N/A
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level N/A
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above $24,894
Total: Highest certificate, diploma or degree $24,955
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

Median Income by Gender

The following table details median income by gender for biologists and related scientists.

Gender Median Income
Male $34,953
Female $48,410
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Extracted Salary Information (1 samples)

The following salary data has been extracted from job posts indexed on this website over the last year for biologists and related scientists.

$45,000.00
Lowest Observed
$45,000.00
Highest Observed
$45,000.00
25th Percentile
$45,000.00
Average
$45,000.00
Median
$45,000.00
75th Percentile

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Regional Employment Participation by Age Group

This chart and accompanying table outlines regional employment participation by age group for biologists and related scientists

Age Group Employed Individuals
15 to 24 years 10
25 to 34 years 55
35 to 44 years 30
45 to 54 years 0
55 to 64 years 10
65 to 74 years 0
75 years and over 0
Total 100
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Employment Type

This chart outlines regional employment participation by employment type for biologists and related scientists. Hover over a pie section to see the associated employment type, or refer to the table below.

Employment Type Employed Individuals
Full Time 55
Part Time 40
Total 95
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Gender

This chart outlines regional employment participation by gender for biologists and related scientists. Hover over a pie section to see the associated gender, or refer to the table below.

Gender Employed Individuals
Male 40
Female 55
Total 95
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Class of Worker

This chart outlines regional employment participation by class of worker for biologists and related scientists. Hover over a pie section to see the associated class, or refer to the table below.

Class Employed Individuals
Employee 90
Self Employed 10
Total 100
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Labour Force Status

This chart outlines regional employment participation by labour force status for biologists and related scientists. Hover over a pie section to see the associated labour status, or refer to the table below.

Labour Status Individuals
Employed 90
Unemployed 0
Total 100
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Education Level

This chart outlines regional employment participation by education level for biologists and related scientists. Hover over a pie section to see the associated education level, or refer to the table below.

Education Level Individuals
No certificate, diploma or degree 0
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate 0
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 0
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 15
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 0
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 75
Total 95
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Required Skills for Biologists and related scientists

  • Attention to Detail
  • Automation
  • Batch Production
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biology
  • Business Administration
  • Business Development
  • Change Control
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • CINT
  • Cleaning Validation
  • Cleanliness
  • Clinical Practices
  • Clinical Research
  • Clinical Trials
  • Commissioning
  • Communications
  • Compliance Requirements
  • Composition
  • Computer Literacy
  • Conciliation
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Contingency Plan
  • Controlled Area
  • Cooperation
  • Coordinating
  • Critical Thinking
  • Customer Service
  • Data Collection
  • Data Entry
  • Decision-Making
  • Detail Oriented
  • Distillation
  • DNA Extraction
  • Dosage Form
  • Drug Development
  • Ecology
  • Editing
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Enforcement
  • Entomology
  • Environmental Science
  • EViews
  • Fabrication
  • Field Research
  • Filing
  • Fine Motor Skills
  • Food Law
  • Food Safety
  • Food Science
  • Forming
  • Genetics
  • Genomics
  • Grammar
  • Hardworking
  • Health Sciences
  • Illustra
  • Industrial Processes
  • Informatics
  • Innovation
  • Inoculum
  • Inquiry
  • Installation
  • Integration
  • Intellectual Property
  • Internal Auditing
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Inventory Management
  • Laboratory Techniques
  • Leadership
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Licensing
  • Life Sciences
  • LINA
  • Literacy
  • Literature Reviews
  • Load Management
  • Lysis
  • Medical Affairs
  • Medical Terminology
  • Medical Writing
  • Microbial Ecology
  • Microbiology
  • Microsoft Office
  • MIRC
  • Molecular Biology
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Multitasking
  • NDepend
  • Negotiation
  • Neuroscience
  • Novation
  • Ntext
  • Onboarding
  • Oncology
  • Oral Communication
  • Orator
  • Organizational Skills
  • Patents
  • Pathology
  • Pathophysiology
  • Performance Monitor
  • Pharmacology
  • Physiology
  • Planning
  • Plant Breeding
  • Preparedness
  • Presentations
  • Prioritization
  • Problem Solving
  • Process Capability
  • Process Control
  • Process Specification
  • Process Validation
  • Procurement
  • Production Management
  • Professionalism
  • Program Development
  • Project Management
  • Public Speaking
  • Quality Assurance
  • Quality Control
  • R Base
  • RAID
  • Reconciliation
  • Refinement
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Reliability
  • Reporting Tools
  • Research And Development
  • Resource Constraints
  • Revisions
  • Risk Management
  • RNA Extraction
  • RNA Sequencing
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Sampling Design
  • Sanitation
  • Soil Science
  • Spreadsheets
  • Statistics
  • Subspecialty
  • Sustainability
  • Teamwork
  • Thermal
  • Time Management
  • Tizen
  • Trademarks
  • Transplanting
  • Trauma
  • Trimming
  • Validation Protocols
  • Verbal Communication Skills
  • Work Independently
  • Written Communication

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