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The best tool for researching Careers in Biology on campus is the EUREKA system found in our Career Center. (See: Lifestyle and Biology.) There you will find careers, median salaries and job growth outlook.

A Website offering a quick look with some career and salary examples can be found at the Website Career Thoughts: http://careerthoughts.com/biology-majors. Some lists of Biology Careers have snappy titles like “77 Things to Do with a Degree in the Biological Sciences” posted on the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Website, http://www.asbmb.org/, and “50 Things to Do with a Biology Degree” from DePaul University

http://csh.depaul.edu/departments/biological-sciences/resources/Pages/fifty-things-to-do-with-a-biology-degree.aspx.

Our professors have a list of career possibilities that we bring to you here from the University of West Georgia http://www.westga.edu/1357.php.

  • Allied health profession (Medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, nursing, physician assistant, occupational therapy, physical therapy, podiatry)
  • Animal science (veterinary, husbandry, wildlife biology, marine biology)
  • Environmental biology (environmental, consult horticulture, forestry, conservation)
  • Microbial science (microbiology, infectious disease, parasitology, virology, food and beverage)
  • Clinical laboratory scientist (in hospitals or industry)
  • Cell science (biotechnology, genetics, genetic counseling, immunology)
  • Technical marketing (pharmaceutical sales, medical device sales and consult, biotechnology sales)
  • The American Institute of Biological Sciences, http://www.aibs.org/careers/, has an excellent Website answering career questions on salaries, opportunities, academic programs and information about actual working Biologists.  This is a well-organized site.

One impressive source developed by Dr. Gabriele Wienhausen of the University California, San Diego gives you many links for checking out career options. Dr. Wienhausen’s site is presented as a PowerPoint presentation and has lots of helpful information: http://biology.ucsd.edu/_files/education/undergrad/101thingsPresentApr2013.pdf.