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What you can do with this major

NOTE: Though there are many career opportunities with a Bachelors degree in Biology, the choices are greatly enhanced with a Masters degree (at least) in this field. Use the following as an idea list, and remember that they represent some, but certainly not all, of the careers you might consider in Biology.

The following list represents a few of the careers for Biology majors:

  • Agricultural Scientist
  • Agronomist
  • Animal Breeder
  • Animal Scientist
  • Aquatic Biologist
  • Bio-Engineer
  • Bio-Technologist
  • Botanist
  • Chiropractor
  • Dentist
  • Ecologist
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Environmental Health Specialist
  • Environmental Protection Officer
  • Fisheries Conservationist
  • Food Scientist-Technologist
  • Forester
  • Geneticist
  • Geographer
  • Horticulturist
  • Marine Ecologist
  • Marine Engineering Technician
  • Marine Fisheries Worker
  • Medical Doctor
  • Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Meteorologist
  • Microbiologist
  • Mortician
  • Natural Area Manager
  • Neurobiologist
  • Oceanographer
  • Paramedic
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Physical Therapist
  • Range Manager
  • Science Laboratory Technician
  • Science Teacher
  • Soil Conservationist
  • Soil Scientist
  • Toxicologist
  • Veterinarian
  • Wildlife Biologist
  • Zoologist

The following list represents a few of the kinds of businesses and institutions that employ Biology majors:

US Department of Agriculture, Door County Planning Office, Illinois Natural History Survey, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, US Fish & Wildlife Services, Department of Transportation, any of the local paper companies such as Fort James, pharmaceutical sales companies, environmental consulting firms, any state and federal agencies, food processing companies, and education.

Want to know more about the nature of the work, working conditions, earnings, training, and job outlook? Then check out the Occupational Outlook Handbook.