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:

Career Pathways:

  • Health care: Physician, veterinarian, dentist, optometrist, medical laboratory scientist, physical therapist, occupational therapist, medical assistant, pharmacist, clinical laboratory technician
  • Education and Outreach: K-12 science teacher, university professor, naturalist guide, nature interpreter, science writer
  • Technician: Industrial scientist, epidemiologist, bioengineer, microbiologist, environmental or agricultural scientist
  • Natural resources: Wildlife biologist, conservation biologist, horticulturist, forester, soil scientist, wetland biologist, park ranger, fisheries biologist, curator