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Biology is the science of living matter. It is composed of a variety of branches or specialties and has applications in agriculture, forestry, and health science.
Some of the specialties include:
About one-third of all life scientists work in research and development in business and industry, in government labs, or on college campuses. About one-fifth teach in college and universities. One-fourth are managers and administrators, running research programs. The rest are inspectors of foods and drugs, consultants to business and government, technical writers, and technical sales and service representatives.
A bachelor’s degree qualifies you for some technician positions, for sales and service jobs, and for support positions such as technical writer. A master’s qualifies you for some jobs in applied research such as research assistant of field technician. A doctorate is essential for most positions in college teaching, independent research, and management.
The following is a partial list of organizations / institutions that hire biology graduates:
For more information concerning career options for biology majors, visit the Magner Career Center.