Biologists study living organisms and their relationship to their environment. Most specialize in some area and become botanists, zoologists, aquatic scientists, medical scientists, technologists or technicians, and biology educators. Most work in research and development, conducting basic research to advance knowledge of living organisms, including viruses. There are as many areas of study as there are job opportunities. Biologists typically have an interest in science, technology and liberal arts.
The following occupations represent some career opportunities available to biology majors. Some will require additional education. For more information visit the Career Center in Lucina 220.
Agricultural Scientist AgronomistAnesthesiologist Animal BreederAnimal Research Technician Animal ScientistAnimal Taxonomist Animal Trainer Aquarium Technician Athletic TrainerBiochemist/Molecular Biologist Bioengineer Biological Illustrator Biological Photographer Biometrician Biophysicist Biostatistician Biotechnologist Blood Bank SupervisorBotanist/Zoologist Chiropractor Consumer Safety Officer Cytologist Cytotechnologist Dentist Dermatologist Ecologist EmbryologistEntomologist Environmental EngineerEnvironmental Health Specialist Epidemiologist Fisheries Conservationist Flavors ResearcherFloriculturist Food and Drug InspectorFood Scientist/Technologist Forensic SerologistForest Supervisor ForesterFuneral Director/Embalmer GeneticistGenetic Engineer Health Officer Health PhysicistHerpetologist Horticultural ScientistHospital/HMO Administrator Marine Biologist Marine Mammal Trainer Marine Resource Analyst Medical Illustrator Medical Researcher Medical Technologist Microbiologist Optometrist Pharmaceutical Sales Pharmacologist Physical Therapist Physician Physiologist ProfessorPsychiatrist Public Health Statistician Radiologic Technologist RadiologistRegistered Nurse Science Technician Science Teacher Scientific Photographer Senior ZookeeperSoil Conservationist Veterinarian Technician Wildlife Biologist
Resources available in the Career Center, Lucina 220:
Great Jobs for Biology Majors (OCC 17.5)Opportunities in Biological Science Careers (OCC 17)College Majors Handbook (MAJ 6)Occupational Outlook Handbook (JS JO 20)
BSU Dept. of Biology: http://www.bsu.edu/biology/ Great Links to Explore (BSU Career Center)America ’s Career InfoNet: http://www.acinet.orgEmployment Outlook: http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0854971.htmlIndianaINTERNnet: http://www.indianaintern.net/home.aspInternships.comInternships USA.comVault Career InsiderO*NET: http://online.onetcenter.orgOccupational Outlook Handbook: http://www.bls.gov/oco/Salary Wizard: http://www.salary.comVolunteer Match: http://www.volunteermatch.org
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