Biologists are scientists that study humans, plants, and animals. They have many responsibilities such as conducting research, collecting samples, and performing a variety of tests to see how different organisms interact with their environment. 

Career Details

They perform experiments and tests and report their findings.

During your career as a biologist, you will be observing a variety of organisms to learn about their diets, behavior, and impact on their surroundings. 

A love for the natural environment is essential since you will be spending a lot of your time outside tagging and tracking animals to learn about their movements and relocating them to wildlife preserves. 

Skills required for this career:
  • Pay attention to the detail
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • The ability to work well with your hands
  • Analytical thinking skills
Study options:
  • Bachelor in Chemistry
  • B.Sc. Life and Environmental Sciences
  • B.Sc. Plant Pathology
  • Bachelor in Anatomy
  • Bachelor in Biotechnology
  • B.Sc. Biological Sciences
  • Government departments 
  • Game reserves and zoos
  • Private organizations
  • Organizations such as the SABS, CSIR, and Onderstepoort