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New Mexico State University

What Can I Do With a Major In Biology?

Biology is the study of life, from the simplest forms of plants and animals to the highly complex structure of the human being.

 

Areas of Focus

Botany – the study of plants (includes aquatic science as a subfield of botany)
Zoology – the study of animals (includes aquatic science as a subfield of zoology)
Medical Science, Medical Personnel, and Technology– various fields of health related sciences
Microbiology – the study of microorganisms
Physiology – the study of how organisms work
Pharmacologist – the study of how drugs work
Biochemistry – studies the effects of foods, hormones, drugs, and toxins on plants, animals, and single cells
Ecology – the study of the interrelationships between organisms and their environments
Ethology – the study of animal behavior (a branch of zoology)
Immunology – the study of how the body defends itself against invasion by foreign substances
Genetics – the study of heredity
Molecular Biology – the study of DNA

 

Career Titles

Toxicologist
Veterinarian
Biological Researcher
Biostatistician
Bacteriologist
Physician
Medical Illustrator
Epidemiologist
Genetic Engineer
Health Policy Consultant
Data Analyst
Administrator
Zoologist
Medical Librarian
Medical Technologist
Dentist
Optometrist
Pharmacist
Physiologist
Dental Hygienist
Biochemist
Pharmaceutical Sales Representative
Industrial Hygienist
Mycologist
Occupational Therapist
Respiratory Therapist
Dietician
Florist
Forester
Geneticist
Ichthyologist
Librarian
Parasitologist
City Recycling Manager
Park Naturalist
Teacher/Professor
Park Ranger
Food and Drug Inspector
Bioengineer
Water Quality Inspector
Aquarist
Retail Manager
Funeral Director
Public Health Officer
Hunger Policy Analyst
Horticulturist
Microbiologist
Nutritionist
Environmental Protection Specialist
Conservationist
Fundraiser
Entomologist
Pest Control Consultant Emergency Medical Tech
Technical Writer
Journalist
Aqua Culturist
Ecologist
Marine Sales
Fish Hatchery Technician
Aquaculture Farmer
Marine Geologist Geophysicist/ Physicist
Taxonomist
Agronomist
Physical Therapist
Aquarium & Museum Worker
Paramedic
Curator
Trainer
Botanist Park Naturalist
Fisheries Conservationist
Food Technician/Technologist
Health Service Manager
Aquarium & Museum Worker Marine Tourist Worker
Marine Biologist Molecular Biologist
Science Magazine Editor Wildlife Photographer

 

Career Related Websites

Careers with the Agricultural Research Service

MonsterTRAK

Sciencejobs.com: the best jobs from the leaders in bioscience 

Biology Jobs and Other Science Jobs 

Biology Job Search Links

Science Careers and Job Hunting

Maritime Employment Opportunities

Guide to On-line Employment and Career Links for the Biomedical Student  

Biology Jobs

Medzilla   

Careers in Genetic Counseling

Medical/Health Exploration  

Center for Health Careers  

CareerMD

Healthcare Career Resource Center:  Site includes short history of medical careers, healthcare career information, and information on schools & scholarships

Biological and Medical Scientists Occupational Outlook Handbook, U.S. Dept of Labor