Evolutionary biologists research theories of evolution, study living organisms, run tests on animals and organisms, and publish findings on biodiversity and plant/animal behavior.
The minimum education requirement is a Bachelor's degree, although some positions require a Master's degree. A Ph.D. is needed for independent research positions.
WHERE TO STUDY
For 2- and 4-year college and university programs across the country, visit our Where to Study page.
In August 2020, the median yearly salary for an evolutionary biologist was $61,662, according to ZipRecruiter.com. For more information, visit Study.com's Evolutionary Biologist Profile.
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND ASSOCIATIONS
VIDEOS AND TESTIMONIALS
To get an idea of the kinds of work evolutionary biologists focus upon, check out this lecture from Dr. Mark Kirschner of Harvard Medical School.