Career Possibilities

Biologists learn specific skills like DNA sequencing or field sampling techniques, but also acquire less tangible, but very marketable skills like written and oral communication of complex ideas, analytical thinking and problem solving. This qualifies biology students for many career possibilities, such as:

Agricultural research technician or agronomist - works to increase crop yields and farming efficiency.

Conservation officer - enforces wildlife and environmental regulations.

Elementary or high school science teacher

Environmental technician - collects information about natural habitats for industry or environmental regulatory agencies.

Fisheries biologist - works to increase fish populations in streams and lakes.

Quality control technician - analyzes industrial processes to increase product quality and process efficiency.

Horticulturist - produces plants for gardens, homes, and habitat restoration.

Doctors, dentists, veternarians, epidemiologists - prevent and treat disease.

Park ranger - monitor parklands and educate visitors about nature.

Medical laboratory scientist - perform analytical tests to diagnose disease.

Industrial scientists - create or evaluate pharmaceuticals, crop seeds and agricultural chemicals.

Environmental regulator - evaluate impact of industrial and public activities on ecological and human health.