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    SPSU Home >> Biology >> Careers >> Careers in Biology

    Careers in Biology

    There are numerous career opportunities available to biological scientists, so one of our main concerns at SPSU is to make sure students are prepared to immediately enter the job market in industrial positions. For many of the positions listed below, however, obtaining your B.S. degree in Biology is only the first step in pursuing that career. That's why our biology program also ensures that you are fully prepared to successfully enter graduate or professional/medical school in nearly any area of biology.

    Believe it or not, listed below is just a subset of the many career opportunities available in biology. Check out our list of Biology Job Search websites for recommended sites for finding jobs in Biology.



    Health-related professions
    Biomedical researcher
    Chiropractic medicine
    Dentist
    Dietitian
    Medical illustrator
    Medical librarian
    Medical technician
    Medical technologist
    Nuclear medical technologist
    Occupational health and safety inspector
    Optometrist
    Pathologist
    Pharmacist
    Physical therapist
    Physician
    Physician assistant
    Psychologist
    Public health educator
    Veterinarian
    Veterinary assistant
    Academia
    Community college instructor
    High school teacher
    Researcher
    University Professor

    Industry/private sector 

    Advertising agencies
    Aquariums
    Beverage companies
    Biological illustrator
    Biological photographer
    Chemical industries
    Consulting firms
    Environmental Consulting Firm
    Environmental Law - Attorney
    Medical supply companies
    Pharmaceutical companies
    Researcher
    Sales - Agro-industry, Biotechnology, Pharmaceuticals, Scientific Equipment Zoological parks

     

      

     

    Government agencies
    Center for Disease Control
    Department of Agriculture
    Department of Energy
    Environmental Protection Agency
    Fish hatcheries
    Health & Human Services Dept.
    Museum curator
    Museum technician
    National Institutes of Health
    National Parks Service
    National Science Foundation
    Patent Office
    Peace Corps
    State Parks
    Researcher

    Careers in research and development
    (opportunities exist in academia, government, and private industry)
    Anatomist
    Animal ecologist
    Arachnologist
    Bacteriologist
    Behavioral biologist
    Biochemist
    Bioinformatician
    Biophysicist
    Biotechnologist
    Botanist
    Cell biologist
    Conservation biologist
    Cytologist
    Developmental biologist
    Ecologist
    Embryologist
    Endocrinologist
    Entomologist
    Environmental analyst
    Environmental scientist
    Epidemiologist
    Evolutionary biologist
    Forensic pathologist
    Geneticist
    Herpetologist
    Histologist
    Histopathologist
    Horticulturalist
    Ichthyologist
    Immunologist
    Information scientist
    Invertebrate zoologist
    Laboratory assistant
    Limnologist
    Mammalogist
    Marine biologist
    Microbiologist
    Molecular biologist
    Molecular geneticist
    Mycologist
    Nematologist
    Neurobiologist
    Neurophysiologist
    Oceanographer
    Optometrist
    Ornithologist
    Osteopath
    Paleobotanist
    Paleontologist
    Parasitologist
    Physiologist
    Plant pathologist
    Plant physiologist
    Population biologist
    Protozoologist
    Soil scientist
    Taxonomist
    Tropical biologist
    Virologist
    Wildlife biologist
    Zoologist


    Biology Job Search websites:

    Science Careers website
    Monster.com
    Indeed.com
    Biospace
    New Scientist Jobs
    CareerBuilder
    USA Jobs (official US Government job site -- covers NIH, CDC, NCI, and more)