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Molecular and Cellular Biologists


Molecular and cellular biologists, also known as biological scientists and life scientists, study the processes and codes of cells and molecules in humans, microorganisms, plants, and animals. They aim to understand the organization and function of cellular components. They perform research in many specialties that advance the fields of medicine, agriculture, and industry. They work in laboratory settings, in government agencies, and in academia. Approximately 37,590 biological scientists (all other not specified by the Department of Labor) and 21,870 microbiologists are employed in the United States.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree




About as Fast as the Average
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Project Chief or Professor

Molecular and Cellular Biologist

Biological Technician

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