The labour market is shifting depending on the state of the market. Sometimes one line of business is on its way up, while another line is decreasing. Then it is important to have knowledge about how different professions are coping before you start to apply for work. What is included in a biology or molecular biology job? The labour market is wide and varied and together we will create a stable foundation for your future career.
Both biologists and molecular biologists have good possibilities to get a position as a PhD student at a university in Sweden or abroad. Students with a master’s degree have a good reputation in other countries.
As a biologist, you may work with management, inventory, investigations, and administration of nature and environmental conservation at county administrative boards, municipalities, or Government authorities. Many biologists work as consults in the private sector.
As a molecular biologist, you may work with development and research or sales in the pharmaceutical or food industry, at hospital laboratories, or at biotechnical and plant breeding companies.
To get a more detailed view of our students’ career choices, we did an analysis of 305 students that got their degrees between 2011 and 2014. 143 students with a master’s degree had a PhD position in Sweden or abroad, 127 students had other jobs related to biology at the authorities, municipalities, universities, private sector, or as a consult of their own. 14 had employments that are not related to biology and 13 had continued their education to become teachers, doctors, vets or chiropractor. 8 out of 305 were unemployed.