ISCO 08 Code 213        Life science professionals

Lead Statement
Life science professionals apply knowledge gained from research into human, animal and plant life and their interactions with each other and the environment to develop new knowledge, improve agricultural and forestry production, and solve human health and environmental problems.

Task statement
Tasks performed usually include:

  • collecting, analysing and evaluating experimental and field data to identify and develop new processes and techniques;
  • providing advice and support to governments, organizations and businesses about ecological sustainable development of natural resources.

Included occupations

  • 2131 Biologists, botanists, zoologists and related professionals
  • 2132 Farming, forestry and fisheries advisers
  • 2133 Environmental protection professionals

Excluded occupations

(NCvB; April 2010)