What can I do with a major in Biology?


The program of specialization in biology aims to develop in students an appreciation for and knowledge of the fundamental biological principles and skills of biological techniques used in teaching on the secondary level, graduate study, biological research, medical technology, and in professional schools of medicine, dentistry, and veterinary medicine.

Strategies

• Enhance research laboratory skills
• Work in a nursery or greenhouse
• Look into federal and state job application process
• Acquire broad knowledge base in all sciences and computer technology
• Become certified for public school teaching
• Consider learning a foreign language for international opportunities
• Develop strong foundation in mathematics
• Obtain internship in field
• Volunteer at a zoo
• Lead a scouting troop
• Work for a biology professor in research laboratory
• Join an environmental concern group
• Work in a greenhouse or garden
• Enhance computer skills
• Work in a lab
• Remain open to the possibility of graduate education*
* Graduate degrees widen the spectrum of job opportunities in the field of biological sciences as they prepare students with more technological information and build stronger expertise in a specialty area.



Career Titles

Animal Scientist
Aquaculture Farmer
Aquaculturist
Aquarium Worker
Aquarium Technician
Aquatic Biologist
Barrier Beach Manager
Biochemist
Biometrician
Bio-Technologist
Botanist
Brewery Laboratory Assistant
Chemical Oceanographer
Chiropractor
Coastal Resources Worker
Coroner
Dentist
Dietitian & Nutritionist
Ecologist
Environmental Engineer
Environmental Health
Environmental Protection
Fish Hatchery Technician
Fisheries Conservationist
Florist

Food Scientist

Forester
Genetic Engineering
Health Officer
Horticulturist
Hospital Administrator
Hydrographic Tech
Industrial Hygienist
Industrial Marine Economist
Marine Bacteriologist
Marine Biologist
Marine Ecologist
Marine Engineering
Marine Fisheries
Marine Sales
Marine Tourist Worker
Market Research Analyst
Medical Illustrator
Medical Laboratory Tech
Medical Librarian
Medical Technologist
Merchant Marine
Microbiologist
Mining & Petroleum
Molecular Biologist

Mortician
Museum/Aquarium Administrator
Mycologist
Neurobiologist
Oceanographer
Parasitologist
Pharmaceutical Salesperson
Physician
Public Health

Salt Marsh Manager
Science Laboratory Technician
Science Teacher
Science Writer/Film Maker
Seafood Researcher
Soil Conservationist
State Parks & Recreation
Systems Analyst
Technical Writer
Test and Inspection Technician
Toxicologist
Veterinarian
Water Quality Tech
WildlifeBiologist
Wildlife Resources Zoologist

 


Professional Organizations

Pennsylvania Academy of Sciences

Human Anatomy & Physiology Society
251 S.L. White Blvd.
P.O. Box 2945
LaGrange, GA  30241-2945

Web sites

Career Information Sites

Biology Job Resources
Advice and links for searching for careers in biology

Biological and Medical Scientists Occupational Outlook Handbook, U.S. Dept of Labor
Nature of work, job outlooks, job descriptions (all for biological and medical scientists)

Careers in Biology
General website listing and linking to possible careers in biology

Job Search Sites

Bio Careers
Career planning information and advice, job hunt advice for biology students

Bio Space
Company information and daily industry news, biotechnology & pharmaceutical employment site, job listings

New Science Jobs

Seaworld Career Information
Information regarding pursuing a career in marine science

Science Careers and job hunting
Job search options for students seeking careers in science; provides profiles on potential employers

Orion Grassroots Network Internship
Links to possible internships in conservation, environmental justice, restoration, and education. Search by state and by internship category.

Contact Information

 

Megan Adukaitis
Director of Career Development


Career Development Office:
400 St. Bernadine St.
Bernardine Hall, Suite 103
Reading, PA  19607
Phone: 610-796-8225
Fax: 610-790-1968

Hours:
Monday - Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Evening hours by appointment.

Email: career.development@alvernia.edu