Careers

There are several options available to someone with a degree in biology. We have listed some potential career fields below. For additional information on careers in biology, click here.

Biology Career Areas:

  • Research and Development
  • Healthcare
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Biotechnology
  • Education
  • Business

General Career Information and Strategies:

  • A bachelor’s degree will qualify you for work as a laboratory assistant, technician, technologist, or research assistant in education, industry, government, museums, parks, and gardens.
  • A master’s degree allows for more opportunities in research and administration.
  • Doctoral degrees are necessary for university teaching and independent research.
  • A bachelor’s in biology is good preparation for a career in healthcare such as medicine, dentistry, and veterinary science,
    • Professional degrees and licenses are necessary to practice in these fields.
  • For success in any of these areas you should strive to maintain a high grade point average to improve chances of graduate and professional school admission.
  • Become familiar with the entrance exam for graduate schools in your area of interest.