Career Paths for Biology Majors
A question you might have found yourself asking is, "What may I do with a degree in biology?" While many students think of biology as a narrowly focused field, often reverting back to high school memories of dissecting frogs, biology is in fact one of the most diverse fields of study to enter. Biology by definition is the study of living organisms and with that brings hundreds of career possibilities ranging from the study of prehistoric life to modern health care seen today. A biology degree may prepare students with basic principles and a wide variety of career paths to follow. The following resources may allow you to explore the many common fields in biology and the different jobs within them.
Agricultural Biology- Describes the career opportunities in agriculture.
A Career in Microbiology- This career focuses on the major forms of bacteria.
Microbiologist- Available careers for those who are interested in microbiology.
Career in Biodiversity-Career profile of a biodiversity officer.
Mathematical Biology- What to expect in the field of mathematical biology.
Career Voyages- Guide about biotechnology careers for students, parents, and career advisers.
Botanical Society-The Botanical Society of America members describe various botany careers.
Botanist- A guide about the types of botanist careers and the requirements needed for such careers.
Conservation of Natural Resources
Conservation Scientist and Foresters- Department of Veteran Affairs career resource for veterans.
Curation of Museums
Curator- Explains the tasks of a museum curator and how to get started in the career.
Ecology and Environment
Ecology- An Ecology Society of America article on choosing ecology as an career.
Career Paths- The British Ecological Society provides information on career paths in the field of ecology.
Spanish Ecology Resources - Spain is one of the worlds' leader in renewable energies
Comparative Endocrinology- The Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology describes this diverse career and what to expect working in the field of comparative endocrinology.
Careers in Entomology-The University of Florida explains the education needed and work details of entomologist.
Minor in Entomology- This career center list the job description, entailed work, and possible places of employment for entomologist.
Animal Behaviorist-Bioscience career options in the field of ethology.
Animal Behavior Society- Guide to animal behavior careers.
Food Tech Careers- Interactive guide on careers in the food industry.
Food Scientist- Food scientist career planning guide.
Forensic Scientist-Forensics career guide
Forensic Scientist Careers- List the basics about the career, but provides links to forensic science associations.
Forensics Degree - List of forensics degrees, schools and programs in your area.
Forensic Science Technicians- Detailed information about the tasks, skills, and education needed to start a career as a forensic technician.
Arboriculture- Careers in arboriculture resource provided by the International Society of Arboriculture.
The Care of Trees - A Department of Forestry resource about the available jobs in arboriculture.
Careers in Genetic Counseling-The National Society of Genetic Counselors gives detailed career resources in the field of genetics.
Biomechanist- Career information in this field of medicine that uses the combination of mechanics and physics.
Biomedical Engineers-Biomedical engineer career information on salary, tasks, and required education.
Careers in Ichthyology-Article exploring the careers in the field of fish studies.
Allergy and Immunology-Facts on careers in allergy and immune medicine.
Bioinformatics-Career tutorial in this field of computer science.
Laboratory Animal Science
Laboratory Animal Science- The American Association for Laboratory Animal Science offers a profile of the career.
Career in Aquatics-Background of careers in limnology.
Careers in Marine Biology-Guide on a career in marine biology with a summary of education requirements.
Becoming a Marine Biologist- Advice on becoming a marine biologist.
Using Microscopes-Career outlook of clinical laboratory technologist.
Mycologist- Career profile of mycologists.
Careers in Oceanography-Summary of oceanography careers.
Paleontology Careers- Career guidance for parents and students.
Paleontologist-Expert advice and guidance on paleontology careers.
Careers in Parasitology-Types of parasitology careers.
Plant Pathology Careers- Defines plant pathology and provides a summary about the career.
Careers in Systematics- Synopsis of careers in systematics along with detailed information on various systematic careers.
Biology Teacher- National Institutes of Health Offices of Science Education provides a summary about teaching biology, a description of the job, task, and required education.
Pre-Veterinary Medicine-Career resource for students interested in veterinary medicine.
Virologist- Industry information on a career in virology.
Wildlife Conservation and Management
Wildlife- Wildlife conservation career outlook.
Zoologists & Wildlife Biologists- A guide to a career in zoology and wildlife biology.