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Human Biology Careers

Ex(cell) in your Career

Succeed here and your career prognosis is positive!

97% of our 2021 graduates found employment and/or were enrolled in graduate programs within six months of graduation. Part of that success stems from a number of opportunities you’ll have as a student at UW-Green Bay. So what can you do with these opportunities? Because human biology is so broad, your career options are only limited by your imagination.

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Students study human anatomy

17% Job Growth

The field of occupational therapy is projected to grow by 17% through 2030. Bureau of Labor Statistics.


A healthy salary is in sight: the median salary for optometrists is $124,300. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2021.


With a myriad of medical companies in Wisconsin, like St. Vincent's Hospital and Navitus, you're on track to a successful career.

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Career Options

Discover where you can work with this degree.

Check out some possible career paths for human biology majors. Keep in mind many of these titles require further education:

  • Physical Therapist
  • Physician Assistant
  • Athletic Trainer
  • DNA Analyst
  • Medical Doctor
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Audiologist
  • Biological Technician
  • Dentist
  • Epidemiologist
  • Registered Dietitian
  • Biomedical Researcher
  • Cardiac Perfusionist
  • Science Writer

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Where recent graduates work.

88% of our 2021 graduates stayed in Wisconsin – that’s because of the numerous career opportunities and medical innovation happening in our state.

  • Bellin Health
  • Orthodontist Specialists of Green Bay
  • Exact Sciences
  • Food Safety Net Services
  • Biolife Plasma Services
  • Mercyhealth
  • Roubal Care and Rehab Center
  • Technical Safety Services
  • Coleman School District
  • Acceptional Minds
  • Wrightstown Community School District
  • ATI Physical Therapy
  • Cherney Microbiological Services
  • Ascension St. Thomas

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Nuelle Agcaoili, PharmD candidate and CVS intern

Room to Explore

"Green Bay gave me a lot of breathing room to explore careers in health care— connecting me to professors and professionals who were in fields I was interested in, encouraging me to look at careers at careers which are not as well known and giving me opportunities in classes to work on skills professional schools are looking for, such as leadership skills."

Nuelle Agcaoili '22
PharmD candidate and CVS intern

Grad School

Improve your marketability and get the credentials you need by attending grad school..

Rise to the Next Level

Madeleine Corbin Uw-Green Bay grad student in the Masters in Athletic Training program

Athletic Training

As a medical and sports hub, Northeast Wisconsin is a great place for future athletic trainers. UW-Green Bay's athletic training program offers a wealth of clinical opportunities so you can find your path after graduation.

Become an Athletic Trainer

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Nutrition & Integrated Health

Get the education and experience you need to become a leader in nutrition. With our master's degree in Nutrition and Integrated Health, you can help people improve their lives and their health through dietary and lifestyle choices.

Continue Your Education at UW-Green Bay

Where recent graduates study.

Check out where our students have pursued graduate programs in athletic training, pharmacy, dentistry, physical therapy and more:

  • University of Iowa
  • Marquette University
  • Indiana University Bloomington
  • Drexel University
  • UW-Green Bay
  • Northern Arizona University
  • Oregon State University
  • University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
  • University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
  • Northwestern Health Sciences University
  • Carroll University
  • Boston University
  • University of Kansas Medical Center
  • Washington University St. Louis
  • UW-Madison
  • Mount Mary University
  • UW-Milwaukee
  • University of Dubuque

Advice From an Alumni

Professor Brian Merkel

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Professor Brian Merkel found his passion as a professor and researcher focusing on on the effects of environmental toxicants and herbal supplements on immune function. He wants to help students find their passion, too. If you have questions, he can help.