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Biology Careers

SUCCESS IS IN OUR DNA

We need science-minded people now more than ever.

With a degree in biology, you’ll be in high demand. A career in biology is only limited by your imagination. In our program, you’ll learn a lot of skills that apply to a range of careers. Graduates of UW-Green Bay's Biology program are employed today in government agencies, hospitals, clinics, veterinary hospitals, zoos, pharmaceuticals and educational institutions ranging from elementary schools to universities.

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30% Job Growth

The field of epidemiology is expected to grow 30% from 2020-2030.

$65,000

$65,000 is the median salary for biology majors nationally, according to the 2018 U.S. Census Bureau.

Careers

A biology major opens up a wide range of careers paths and graduate school options.

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THE EVOLUTION OF YOUR CAREER

Build your knowledge by attending grad school.

Many careers involve further training in a professional or graduate program; in fact, about 40 percent of biology graduates pursue advanced degrees in medicine, dentistry, veterinary science, biological sciences, wildlife biology or ecology and conservation biology.

Grad School Options

What Professionals in Biology Do

Finding your career path after graduation is easier when you have some ideas of what to do. Some, but not all, of these options are greatly enhanced by obtaining a master’s degree:
  • Biological Technician
  • Epidemiologist
  • Marine Ecologist
  • Chiropractor
  • Science Teacher
  • Veterinarian
  • Zoologist
  • Forester
  • Medical Doctor
  • Genetic Counselor
  • Forensic Science Technician
  • Biochemist
  • Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Research Scientist
  • Physical Therapist

Live Your Future Career

In your studies and internships, you'll see what it's like to be a professional in this field. Keep in mind biology is a diverse field, so your future career may not be a typical day:
  • Conduct biological studies and experiments.
  • Analyze experimental data and interpret results.
  • Create reports to summarize findings for the general public.

Sharpen Your Skills

We're here to help you sharpen the skills that make successful professionals:

  • Written and verbal communication
  • Laboratory methods and techniques
  • Problem-solving
  • Cooperation
  • Statistical Analysis

Where Many a Phoenix has Landed

If you're wondering about your path after graduation, take some guidance from recent graduates. They've found jobs at organizations like:

  • US Department of Agriculture
  • Racine Zoo
  • Sartori Cheese
  • Door County Planning Office
  • Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Illinois Natural History Survey
  • Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
  • US Fish and Wildlife Services
  • HSHS St. Vincent Hospital
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
  • Milwaukee County Zoo
  • Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Want to know More?

Need more direction about your career path? We're here to help you figure out what you want to do with your biology degree.

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