Why Biology?

BIOLOGIST

 

DEFINITION

A person who studies the identification, classification, and conditions affecting life and evolution of living species.

 

TASKS

The duties of biologists vary according to research and application studies. The biologist working in the research field: - Examines the structures of living things and places them in certain classes, - Examines the factors affecting the evolution of various living species, - Determines the environments in which living things can live in the best way. The biologist working in the field of application: - Makes necessary remedial applications in biological treatment and polluted environments, - Blood, urine, etc. to be analyzed. Subjects substances to various chemical processes, - Analyzes drinking water and water used in agricultural areas, - Collaborates with influential institutions for the research of our biological riches and the creation of natural history and museums.

 

SPECIFICATIONS REQUIRED BY THE CAREER

Those who want to be biologists,

High academic ability

Interested in science, especially biology and successful in this field,

Have scientific curiosity, want to research a subject in depth,

Strong sense of sight and memory,

able to distinguish colors,

They need to be patient and careful people.

 

WORKING ENVIRONMENT AND CONDITIONS

The work environment of biologists varies according to their duties. They should work in the open air to study the life of plant and animal species, in the laboratory to examine cells and tissues, and in an office environment to evaluate the results of the examination. Biologists' working hours are generally orderly, and the working environment is clean and safe. However, depending on the species examined in field studies, it may be necessary to work day and night, sometimes for days.

 

WORKING AREAS AND EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Biologists can work in public institutions, universities' faculties of medicine, pharmacy, agriculture, forestry, science, research centers, institutions affiliated to the Ministries of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Forestry, Environment and Health; In the private sector, they work in pharmaceutical and food industry organizations. Biology department graduates can do "Biology Teaching" if they complete the "Secondary Education Field Teaching Non-Thesis Master's Program" or "Pedagogical Formation Programme”.

 

PLACES OF VOCATIONAL EDUCATION

Vocational education is given in the "Biology" departments of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences of various universities.

 

DURATION AND CONTENT OF TRAINING

Vocational training period is 4 years. Science lessons are mainly taught. In addition to theoretical education, there are also laboratory studies. Internship is optional during the training. During the training; They take courses such as General Biology, Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Statistics, Systematic Botany, Animal Histology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Physiology, Plant Physiology, Vegetation of Turkey, Evolution, Parasitology, Plant Ecology and Geography, Ecology.

 

PROFESSIONAL PROGRESS

Progress in the profession usually takes place through postgraduate education or doctoral education. Biologists can specialize in one of the fields, such as botany, zoology, microbiology, hydrobiology, and applied biology. It is seen that biologists generally tend to specialize in the fields of genetics and biochemistry.

 

SIMILAR PROFESSIONS:

agricultural engineering, botanical, biology and genetic engineering

 

SCHOLARSHIP, CREDIT AND FEE STATUS

Students who meet the conditions during their vocational education can benefit from loans and scholarships given by the Higher Education Credit and Dormitories Institution and other public institutions and organizations. After training; Employees in public institutions receive wages from the health services class according to the status of the institution they work for. Employees working in private workplaces receive wages that vary according to their working hours, achievements and experience.

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