Based on 31 responses, the job of Biologist has received a job satisfaction rating of 3.93 out of 5. On average, Biologists are highly satisfied with their job.
Q: What is it like working as a Biologist?
Pros: working outdoor
Cons: irregular working hour
Go to college, not university. Get as much field work experience as you can.
As a new biologist in the peat industry. I had a good experience in growing media formulation, plant growth and growing media physical and chemical characterization. I developped conservation plan for degraded peatbog.
Pros: The challenging environment.
Cons: The low pay-to-work ratio.
"Wacky Zoo World."
Biologist in Chicago:
Pros: I love working with different people across the country on zoo related biology and conservation efforts. My job involves customer service, data analysis, technical writing, project management and software testing/upkeep. I also get to travel quite a bit.
Cons: Being an NPO and trying to enact a corporate structure is hard for scientists apparently. Rules are not made clear or followed in terms of salaries, department structuring and business decisions are not always based on what's best but who they know. The pay for this position is extremely low for the city location and living is hard.
Biologist in Gaithersburg:
Pros: Close to highway
Cons: Far from other biotech
"Need to provide more internal training for existing employees (outside of health and safety), rather than hire new employees."
Biologist in Montréal:
Cons: Focused on project completion rather than the development of employees career path.