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Occupational Classification System Manual

Major Occupational Groups: A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | K
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MOG A—Professional Occupations
Natural Scientists
A078 BIOLOGICAL AND LIFE SCIENTISTS
Exclude Medical Scientists (A083) and Veterinary Anatomists and Veterinary Bacteriologists (A086).

Include workers in the following occupations:

Biologists—-Study origin, relationship, development, anatomy, functions, and other basic principles of plant and animal life. May prepare environmental impact reports.

Botanists—-Study development and life processes, physiology, heredity, environment, distribution, anatomy, morphology (structure and form), and economic value of plants for application in such fields as agronomy, forestry, horticulture, and pharmacology.

Geneticists—-Study inheritance and variation of characteristics in forms of life. Perform experiments to determine environmental factors in origin, transmission, and development of inherited traits.

Zoologists—-Study origin, interrelationships, life histories, habits, life processes, diseases, relation to environment, growth, genetics, and distribution of animals.

Occupations in this classification involve conducting research into the biological, chemical and physical reactions that occur in living organisms. May be designated according to specialty as: Bioanalysts, Biochemists, Ecologists, Herpetologists, Ichthyologists, or Marine Biologists.

Last modified: October 16, 2001