Biologists conduct research to learn more about living organisms and ecosystems, manage natural resources, and develop new practices and products in such diverse fields as environmental conservation, medicine, pharmacology, forestry, forensics, nanotechnology, biosynthesis and pest control. (alis)

Biological technicians do routine analysis and technical work in the field, lab or both. They provide technical support and services for scientists and engineers. They may work in agriculture, environmental science, resource management, plant and animal biology, microbiology, biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, or health sciences. (alis)

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