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What Can You Do With A Major In Biology?   

Careers in the field of biology vary in the type of job and setting one works in.  Most people in the field of biology work in the area of research and development.  Other types of work include management, administration, planning and administrating programs for testing food and drugs, consulting to business firms or government, writing for technical publications, sales and service for chemical manufacturing companies and testing and inspecting food, drugs, and other products.

 

Biology Program

 

Concentrations:

Biomedical Sciences

Coastal Environmental Science
Coastal and Marine Biology
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Molecular/Cell Biology and Biotechnology

Career Paths 

Agriculture 
Biomedical Research and Development 
Environmental 
Food Processing 
Health Care 
Pharmaceutical Manufacturing 

Job Titles

Biological Technician 
Conservation Scientist 
Cytogenetic Technologist 
Environmental Science and Protection Technician
Environmental Scientist and Specialist
Environmental Specialist 
Industrial Ecologist
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologist 
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologist 
Microbiologist 
Pharmaceutical Sales Representative 
Quality Control Analyst
Soil and Water Conservationist

Employers/Work Settings 

Agricultural Industry 
Biotechnology Firms 
Chemical Companies 
Conservation Agencies 
Cosmetic Industry 
Environmental Agencies 
Fish Hatcheries 
Hospitals 
Inspection Agencies 
Medical Research Laboratories 
Pharmaceutical Companies 

Professional Associations  

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