In Biology, you will develop a scientific way of thinking that will help you to solve biology-related questions and problems. This analytical perspective is useful in all kinds of lines of work, so you will have plenty of career options after graduating.
Want to become a researcher?
A lot of biologists work as researchers, either for a short while or as a long-term career. The type of research will depend on the discipline you specialize in and the themes that play a role in your working environment. There are various types of research. For example, you could study the brain at the University Medical Center Groningen, or help to unravel the structure of genes in a laboratory. You could study the effects of gas drilling on the marine environment for the NAM, or coordinate research on the influence of large grazers on vulnerable ecosystems for a conservation organization. Or you could gather information about forgotten crops that can thrive without pesticides, or with very little pesticide, in our changing climate. These are all examples of research. What you achieve with this research will depend on yourself and the world around you. It's up to you!
But there are lots of other excellent job opportunities open to you. Some biologists become policy advisors in an organization or company or find a job as a press officer, teacher, educational consultant or scientific journalist. A small number of biologists working in the corporate sector, for example as clinical research associates. Here too, there are jobs to be had with all manner of organizations.