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The job opportunities in biology is as varied as there are kinds of biologists. Some of the different areas of the science that individuals could work in include ecology, animal behavior, evolutionary biology, immunology, reproductive biology, parasitology, virology, botany, plant pathology, genetics, systematics, conservation biology, physiology, molecular biology, developmental biology, entomology, and biotechnology (to name a few). Below is a broad, though incomplete, list of career opportunities in the field.

Biological Systematics

  • Museums and Pharmaceutical Houses (Plant Collecting and Research)
  • Botanical Gardens and Arboreta
  • Seed Companies - Research and Seed Stock Maintenance
  • Seed Technologists

Biostatistics - Minor (Business Minor)

  • Analysis of Research Data
  • Quality Control
  • Marketing

Data Processing (Computer)

  • Data analysis
  • Banking

Energy Related FieldsField Worker

  • Environmental
  • Biomass Conversion, ethanol etc.
  • New Biological Energy Sources


  • Insect Classification and Identification (Museums)
  • Agricultural Insect Identification and Control Recommendations

Environmental Science

  • Water and Wastewater
  • Air Pollution
  • Noise Pollution
  • Chemical Pollution

Food Sciences

  • Chemical Analysis
  • Processing


  • Research
  • Genetic Counseling
  • Plant Genetics Research
  • Genetic Engineering/Biotechnology

Government (most Civil Service)

  • Inspectors
  • Conservation
  • Many others

Health Related

  • Laboratory Research - usually some graduate work suggested
  • Anatomy - Teaching in Medical and other Health Related Schools (Usually an M.S. or Ph.D. needed)
  • Foundation for Medical Careers (Medicine, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy, Clinical Lab Scientist, Physician Assistant, Dentistry, Optometry, etc.) – additional schooling required


  • PharmaceuticalLab Worker
  • Fertilizer & Chemicals
  • Environmental Testing Supplies
  • Scientific & Medical Equipment Supplies
  • Cosmetics - Health & Beauty Aids


  • Jr. High Science - B.S. Ed. Degree
  • High School - Secondary - B.S. Ed. Degree (minimum)
  • Jr. College - M.S. Degree (minimum)
  • College - Ph.D. Degree


  • Game and Parks Ranger
  • Fish and Wildlife Divisions
  • Invasive Species Monitor
  • Wildlife Forensics