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Food Technologist

Kaihangarau Kai

Food technologists research, develop and improve food and drink products. They may also be involved in the processing, packaging, storage and safety of food to meet government and industry standards.

Job opportunities
Good
Training usually required
3-5 years

Food technologists with up to five years' experience usually earn
$50K-$75K per year

Senior food technologists with more than five years' experience usually earn
$75K-$100K per year

Marine Biologist

Kaimātai Koiora Moana

Marine biologists study animals and plants that live in the sea, and how they interact with their surroundings.

Job opportunities
Average
Training usually required
5-9 years

New marine biologists usually earn
$60K-$75K per year

Experienced marine biologists usually earn
$120K-$165K per year

Biochemist

Kairarau Matū Koiora

Biochemists study the chemical structure and function of animals, plants and micro-organisms such as bacteria and viruses. They use this research to develop medical, industrial and agricultural products.

Job opportunities
Average
Training usually required
3-9 years

Biochemists usually earn
$42K-$75K per year

Senior biochemists with PhDs usually earn
$76K-$130K per year

Zoologist

Kaipūtaiao Kararehe

Zoologists study animals and their behaviour in the wild or in captivity, and how they interact with other species and their environments.

Job opportunities
Average
Training usually required
3 years

Zoologists with up to 10 years' experience usually earn
$38K-$61K per year

Senior zoologists with more than 10 years' experience usually earn
$61K-$185K per year

Chemist

Kairarau Matū

Chemists study the make-up and behaviour of chemicals, and may use their findings to develop new products and processes.

Job opportunities
Good
Training usually required
5 years

Chemists with a Bachelor's or Master's degree usually earn
$50K-$90K per year

Chemists with PhDs usually earn
$90K-$150K per year

Meteorologist

Matapae Huarere

Meteorologists study the atmosphere to understand and predict weather and climate.

Job opportunities
Average
Training usually required
4-6 years

New meteorologists usually earn
$45K-$60K per year

Meteorologists with experience usually earn
$60K-$165K per year

Microbiologist

Kaimātai Koiora Mororiki

Microbiologists study micro-organisms, such as bacteria, viruses and fungi, and the effects they have on plants, animals and humans. They also develop products from micro-organisms to benefit humans or the environment.

Job opportunities
Good
Training usually required
3-9 years

Microbiologists usually earn
$39K-$75K per year

Senior microbiologists usually earn
$75K-$130K per year

Geophysicist

Kaimātai Pūtaiao Whenua

Geophysicists use data-collecting technology to study natural processes of the Earth such as earthquake and volcanic activity, and to locate minerals, oil and gas, or ground water.

Job opportunities
Average
Training usually required
3-6 years

Geophysicists usually earn
$65K-$110K per year

Senior geophysicists may earn
$95K-$170K per year

Geologist

Kaimātai Aro Whenua

Geologists study the structure and history of the Earth and Earth processes. They also advise on natural hazards and the development and use of the Earth's land and resources.

Job opportunities
Average
Training usually required
5 years

New geologists usually earn
$55K-$75K per year

Senior geologists with experience usually earn
$75K-$130K per year