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There are a wide range of career opportunities from teachers, researchers and technicians to getting involved in the horticulture, marine fisheries, food and pharmaceutical industries.  Students can be ecologists having interest in ecosystems, physiologists aiming to understand how organisms function or geneticists using DNA as the key to fight disease or recognise organisms.

Even if you do not desire to pursue a career that requires specific application of biology theories post study, a degree in Biological Science can indicate that you have the ability to access, analyse, communicate and conclude on complex information.

Biology can lead into the following careers

Zoologist

Zoologists study animals and all aspects of their lives, including their habitats, habits and anatomy.
Zoologist

Health and Safety Inspector/ Officer

Health and safety inspectors and officers investigate incidents, accidents and complaints at workplaces. They also advise workers and employers on safe and healthy work practices and ensure compliance with legislation.
Health and Safety Inspector/ Officer

Quarantine Inspector

Quarantine inspectors control the entry of agricultural and horticultural produce, plants and animals into New Zealand, and identify and control biosecurity risks arriving at New Zealand's borders.
Quarantine Inspector

Oceanographer

Oceanographers study the oceans and the marine environment.
Oceanographer

Secondary School Teacher

Secondary school teachers teach one or more curriculum subject areas to students of about 13 to 18 years of age at a secondary school.
Secondary School Teacher

Osteopath

Osteopaths treat disorders of the body by gently moving muscles, bones and joints
Osteopath

Ranger

Rangers supervise, maintain, enhance and protect conservation areas.
Ranger

Ecologist

Ecologists study how plants, animals and other organisms interact with each other and their environment.
Ecologist