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Careers in Biology

Students who find the study of biological sciences interesting will discover that a broad assortment of career opportunities abound in business, industry, government, teaching, publishing and applied research.  Traditionally, students study the biological sciences because they wish to pursue careers as doctors, dentists, veterinarians, pharmacists, and independent researchers.  An academic background in the biological sciences can be the key to entering careers and jobs in related areas such as: health professions, teaching, biotechnology, environmental science, marketing, promotion and sales of biological products, services or equipment.


Career Opportunities:

  • Agriculturalist
  • Aquatic biologist
  • Astrobiologist
  • Biochemist
  • Biophysicist
  • Botanist
  • Chiropractor
  • Conservation scientist
  • Dentist
  • Ecologist
  • Educator (Elementary and High School Teacher, College Professor)
  • Food scientist/Nutritionist
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Forester
  • Limnologist
  • Marine biologist
  • Bio-Medical research scientist
  • Microbiologist
  • Optometrist
  • Podiatrist
  • Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Physician
  • Physiologist
  • Surgeon
  • Veterinarian
  • Wildlife biologist
  • Zoologist