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Biology Careers

What is Biology?

According to the American Institute of Biological Sciences:

Biologists learn how living things work, how they interact with one another, and how they evolve. They may study cells under a microscope, insects in a rainforest, viruses that affect human beings, plants in a greenhouse, or lions in the African grasslands. Their work increases our understanding about the natural world in which we live and helps us address issues of personal well being and worldwide concern, such as environmental depletion, threats to human health, and maintaining viable and abundant food supplies.

 

Related Career Titles

Agronomist

Environmental Engineer

Marine Engineering Tech

Animal Scientist

Environmental Health

Marine Fisheries/Worker

Aquaculture Farmer

Environmental Protection

Marine Geologist

Aqua culturist

Ergonomist

Marine Sales

Aquarium & Museum

Fish Hatchery Tech

Marine Tourist Worker

Aquarium Technician

Fisheries Conservation

Market Research Analyst

Aquatic Biologist

Florist

Medical Illustrator

Barrier Beach Mgr

Food Scientist-Tech

Medical Laboratory Tech

Bio-Engineer

Forester

Medical Librarian

Bio-Technologist

Genetic Eng. Research

Medical Technologist

Biochemist

Geographer

Meteorologist

Biometrician

Health Officer

Microbiologist

Boat Builder & Repair

Horticulturist

Molecular Biologist

Botanist

Hospital Administrator

Mortician

Chem. Oceanographer

Hydrographic Surveyor

Museum/Aquarium Admin.

Chiropractor

Industrial Hygienist

Mycologist

Coastal Resources Mgr.

Industrial Marine Econ.

Naval Architect

Commercial Fish. Eng.

Limnological Technician

Net Designer

Coroner

Marine-Coastal Consult

Neurobiologist

Dentist

Marine Bacteriologist 

Oceanographer

Dietitian & Nutritionist

Marine Biologist

Paramedic

Ecologist

Marine Ecologist

Parasitologist

Pharmacy Technician

Physical Therapist

Pharmaceutical Sales

Science Lab Tech.

Public Health Worker

Physician

Zoologist

Science Teacher

Salt Marsh Manager

Wildlife Resources Mgr.

State Parks & Recreation

Science Writer

Technical Writer

Test-Inspection Tech.

Soil Conservationist

Underwater Technician

Veterinarian

Systems Analyst

Geophysicist/ Physicist

Wildlife Biologist

Toxicologist 

Water Quality Technician

Film Maker

Science Illustrator

Commercial Inland Water Transportation Worker

Seafood Processor-Researcher

 

 

Related Major Skills

Operate scientific equipment

Independent worker

Information handling & organization

Curiosity and creativity

Biology theory & practical knowledge

Statistical awareness

Oral & written communication

Numerical computation

Analytical & quantitative abilities

Innovative talents

Problem solving

Technical skills

Teamwork

 

 

Job & Internship Search Links

HireBio http://www.hirebio.com

HireHealth http://www.hirehealth.com

Medzilla http://www.medzilla.com/

Naturejobs http://naturejobs.nature.com/js.php

Tiny Tech Jobs http://www.tinytechjobs.com

The SciWeb Biotechnology Career Center http://www.biocareer.com/index.cfm

JobClinical http://www.jobclinical.com

Science Careers http://www.sciencecareers.org

The American Academy of Forensic Sciences www.aafs.org

BioMedScientist Jobs Http://careers.the-scientist.com

Careers with the Agricultural Research Service www.ars.usda.gov/careers

Life Sciences World http://www.lifesciencesworld.com/

MonsterTRAK http://www.monstertrak.com

BioSpace www.biospace.com

BIOTECH Career Center http://www.biotechcareercenter.com/index.html

Sciencejobs.com: the best jobs from the leaders in bioscience http://www.sciencejobs.com

Biology Jobs and other science jobs http://www.scijobs.org

Biology Job Search Links http://www.slic.wsu.edu/bios/jobsearch.html

Bio View - company information and daily industry news, biotechnology & pharmaceutical employment site, job listings http://www.bioview.com

Science Careers and job hunting http://recruit.sciencemag.org

Maritime Employment Opportunities http://www.maritimeemployment.com

Publish & Perish: Guide to On-line Employment and Career Links for the Biomedical Student http://www.his.com/~graeme/empco.html

Biology Jobs http://www.BiologyJobs.com

U.S. Dept of Health & Human Services www.hhs.gov/jobs www.hhs.gov/careers/students.html

National Institute of Health http://www.nih.gov; For internships go to http://www.training.nih.gov

 

Career Planning Links

Careers in Genetic Counseling http://www.nsgc.org/career/

What is an Animal Behaviorist? http://www.animalbehavior.org/ABS/Guides/Careers.pdf

OR

http://www.animalbehavior.org/ABS/Education/careers_brochure.html

Science Careers Web http://www.sciencecareersweb.net/

Health Management Careers http://www.healthmanagementcareers.org/careers/cfm

Careers in Forensic Science www.aafs.org

What is an Animal Behaviorist http://www.animmalbehavior.org/ABS/education/careersbrochure.html

Medical/Health Exploration http://www.nlm.nih.gov/services/medicaled.html#general

Center for Health Careers http://chc.hcwp.org/occubull.htm

Healthcare Career Resource Center: Site includes short history of medical careers, healthcare career information, and information on schools & scholarships http://library.thinkquest.org/15569/index.html

Biological and Medical Scientists Occupational Outlook Handbook, U.S. Dept of Labor http://stats.bls.gov/oco/ocos047.htm

Careers in Biology from Emporia State University http://www.emporia.edu/biosci/carebiol.htm

Career Fields http://career.berkeley.edu/lifesci/lifesci.stm

Resources http://guide.symplicity.com/resources/profession_index_a_z.php

Careers in Biological Sciences www.aibs.org/careers

Sloan Career Cornerstone Center-Career planning resources in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, computing and healthcare.

http://www.careercornerstone.org/

 

Professional Association Links

The European Federation of Biophysics Organisation http://www.efbfweb.org/links.php

The American Society for Cell Biology http://www.ascb.org

American Association of Zoo Keepers http://www.aazk.org

American Aquarium and Zoo Association http://aza.org/

The American Institute of Biological Sciences http://www.aibs.org

International Biometric Society http://www.tibs.org/

The Company of Biologists Limited http://www.biologists.com/

US Geological Survey - Biological Resources http://biology.usgs.gov/

 

Miscellaneous Resources

BioSpace.com http://www.biospace.com

BioTech on the Net http://www.bio.com

MedWeb from Emory University http://www.medweb.emory.edu/MedWeb/

Journal of Cell Science http://jcs.biologists.org

Biotechfind - Biotech Industry Search Engine and Career Center http://www.biotechfind.com/