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Careers in Biology

There are numerous career opportunities available to biological scientists, so one of our main concerns at SPSU is to make sure students are prepared to immediately enter the job market in industrial positions. For many of the positions listed below, however, obtaining your B.S. degree in Biology is only the first step in pursuing that career. That's why our biology program also ensures that you are fully prepared to successfully enter graduate or professional/medical school in nearly any area of biology.

Believe it or not, listed below is just a subset of the many career opportunities available in biology. Check out our list of Biology Job Search websites for recommended sites for finding jobs in Biology.



Health-related professions
Biomedical researcher
Chiropractic medicine
Dentist
Dietitian
Medical illustrator
Medical librarian
Medical technician
Medical technologist
Nuclear medical technologist
Occupational health and safety inspector
Optometrist
Pathologist
Pharmacist
Physical therapist
Physician
Physician assistant
Psychologist
Public health educator
Veterinarian
Veterinary assistant
Academia
Community college instructor
High school teacher
Researcher
University Professor

Industry/private sector 

Advertising agencies
Aquariums
Beverage companies
Biological illustrator
Biological photographer
Chemical industries
Consulting firms
Environmental Consulting Firm
Environmental Law - Attorney
Medical supply companies
Pharmaceutical companies
Researcher
Sales - Agro-industry, Biotechnology, Pharmaceuticals, Scientific Equipment Zoological parks

 

  

 

Government agencies
Center for Disease Control
Department of Agriculture
Department of Energy
Environmental Protection Agency
Fish hatcheries
Health & Human Services Dept.
Museum curator
Museum technician
National Institutes of Health
National Parks Service
National Science Foundation
Patent Office
Peace Corps
State Parks
Researcher

Careers in research and development
(opportunities exist in academia, government, and private industry)
Anatomist
Animal ecologist
Arachnologist
Bacteriologist
Behavioral biologist
Biochemist
Bioinformatician
Biophysicist
Biotechnologist
Botanist
Cell biologist
Conservation biologist
Cytologist
Developmental biologist
Ecologist
Embryologist
Endocrinologist
Entomologist
Environmental analyst
Environmental scientist
Epidemiologist
Evolutionary biologist
Forensic pathologist
Geneticist
Herpetologist
Histologist
Histopathologist
Horticulturalist
Ichthyologist
Immunologist
Information scientist
Invertebrate zoologist
Laboratory assistant
Limnologist
Mammalogist
Marine biologist
Microbiologist
Molecular biologist
Molecular geneticist
Mycologist
Nematologist
Neurobiologist
Neurophysiologist
Oceanographer
Optometrist
Ornithologist
Osteopath
Paleobotanist
Paleontologist
Parasitologist
Physiologist
Plant pathologist
Plant physiologist
Population biologist
Protozoologist
Soil scientist
Taxonomist
Tropical biologist
Virologist
Wildlife biologist
Zoologist


Biology Job Search websites:

Science Careers website
Monster.com
Indeed.com
Biospace
New Scientist Jobs
CareerBuilder
USA Jobs (official US Government job site -- covers NIH, CDC, NCI, and more)


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
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