Biology is the study of living things such as animals, plants and whole ecosystems, and is essential to our understanding of the world and how it works. The work that biologists do can improve people's lives as well as benefitting New Zealand's environment and economy.
There are lots of different sorts of jobs that use Biology skills, including:
If you like Biology, why not explore some of the jobs on this page? You can also read about people who enjoyed Biology when they were at school.
Why should I take Biology at school?
Studying Biology at school is valuable preparation for tertiary level courses in Biological, Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences, but generally you don't need to have Level 3 credits to get into these courses.
A good background in other science subjects (particularly Maths, Statistics and Chemistry) will be useful if you're studying Biological Sciences at degree level, as will English and Digital Technologies.
Job roles that use Biology
People who studied Biology