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MCC Forensic Chemistry

Biology Job Outlook

MCC Campus(es):
MCC-Blue River
MCC-Longview, David Gann, 816.604.2336
MCC-Maple Woods
MCC-Penn Valley

Job Preparation:
Student Employment Services
Career Central - job bank

Research or study basic principles of plant and animal life, such as origin, relationship, development, anatomy, and functions.

Sample of reported job titles: Scientist, Environmental Analyst, Biologist, Environmental Specialist, Fisheries Biologist, Research Scientist, Aquatic Scientist, Marine Biologist, Environmental Scientist, Fish Culture Supervisor. Most occupations in this area require a Bachelor's degree or higher.

Work Activities

  • Getting Information - Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
  • Interacting With Computers - Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
  • Documenting/Recording Information - Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events - Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
  • Processing Information - Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data.
  • Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings - Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge - Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.
  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards - Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.
  • Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others - Translating or explaining what information means and how it can be used.
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work - Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.