Careers in Biology

The 21st Century has been dubbed the "Century of Biology". There should be a number of exciting careers in a number of different areas for people with a background in biology. As a matter of fact, according to the 2002 edition "Jobs Rated Almanac" by Les Krantz, the nation's single best job is as a biologist. You can read about it at the Wall Street Journal's website at:http://www.careerjournal.com/jobhunting/change/20020507-lee.html

The following sites provide information about CAREERS/JOBS in Biology and/or in fields related to Biology. This is not an exhaustive list of information -- much more information is available. For example, both the sites developed by Portland State University and Furman University contain many more links. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics has information about many other careers besides those linked here. Furthermore, try searching the web using the phrase "Careers in __ (name of field)" on any of the search engines. The links below should get you started in finding out about the many careers available to people with a degree in biology. Before you get started surfing some of the sites listed below, you might want to read "Biology Careers for the Next Century" by Dr. John Snyder.

For more specific information, go to the following sites:

  • Atlanta Bioscience - This website website contains information on Atlanta biotech, pharmaceutical, and medical device industries.
  • A Lifetime with Science - American Institute of Biological Sciences web page.
  • BIO-JOBS - This is a website maintained by Walker & Associates a search firm specializing in employment services to the biopharmaceutical industry.
  • Biology - US Bureau of Labor Statistics site with information about job prospects, educational requirements, salary ranges etc. in Biology (with links to related fields).
  • Biotechnology at KSU: Information about the Biotechnology track within the B.S. in Biology degree program.
  • BIOVIEW.COM - BioView.com is a top biotechnology career resource for job seekers and employers.
  • BREAK INTO BIOTECH - Opinion piece written for Monsters.com
  • Careers in Biology - Information from the Society of Integrated Biology website.
  • CAREERS IN THE BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES - maintained by Science Careers Web.
  • Careers in Botony - A guide to working with plants maintained by the Botanical Society of America.
  • Careers in Clinical Laboratory Technology - Info. provided by US Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  • Careers in Dentistry- Info. provided by US Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  • Careers in Environmental Science & Hydrology - Info. provided by US Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  • Careers in Genetics - Website maintained for a group of Genetics Societies.
  • CAREERS IN HERPETOLOGY - Info. provided by the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists.
  • Careers in Ichthyology- Info. provided by the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists.
  • Careers in Optometry - Info. provided by US Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  • Careers in Medicine - Info. provided by US Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  • Careers in Microbiology - This website is maintained by the American Society for Microbiology. Included is career Info., graduate and&undergraduate education.
  • Careers in Pharmacy - Info. provided by US Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  • Careers in Physical Therapy - Info. provided by US Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  • Careers as a Physician Assistant - Info. from the American Academy of Physician Assistants.
  • Careers in Paleontology - Publication of the Paleontological Research Institution.
  • Careers in Physiology - Website maintained by the American Society of Physiology.
  • Careers in Systematics - Website maintained by the American Society of Plant Taxonomists. Click on the button labeled "Career Information". This will take you to a document "Careers in Biological Systematics".
  • Careers in Veterinary Medicine- Info. provided by US Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  • Careers in Zoology - Info. provided by the Canadian Society of Zoology.
  • Clinical Laboratory Technologists and technicians - US Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  • Dentistry - The American Dental Association web site has brochures and fact sheets about careers in dentistry and related fields. Included is a link to information about the DAT (Dental Admissions Test) & AADSAS (dental school application service).
  • Environmental Careers - Website maintained by the Environmental Careers Organization; lists jobs available by geographic location (among other criteria).
  • Georgia Bioscience - Learn about organizations and their efforts to promote the development of biosciences in the state of Georgia.
  • Guide to Graduate Education in Science... - Provided by the American Associate for the Advancement of Science.
  • JOBWEB - Career development and job search help for college graduates. Website maintained by the National Association of Colleges and Employers. Has an on-line "Career Fair" and information about writing a resume & interviewing.
  • KSU Careers Services Center - For KSU students and alumni.
  • Kforce - Kforce (Nasdaq: KFRC) is a full-service specialty staffing firm providing flexible and permanent staffing solutions for hiring organizations and career management for job seekers.
  • Medical Laboratory Careers - Info. from the American Society of Clinical Pathologists web site.
  • Medical School Admissions - Info. about admission to US & Canadian medical schools and AMCAS on the Association of American Medical Colleges web site. Their FACTS page has statistics about entering medical school students.
  • Medical Technologists - American Medical Technologists web-site with information about Medical Technologists, Medical Laboratory Technicians, Certified Office Laboratory Technicians, Certified Laboratory Consultants (CLC) and other related career options.
  • Occupational Outlook for GA - List of schools in Georgia that offer AA degrees and/or "diplomas" in various areas of health/medical technology (e.g., Cardiovascular Technology, Medical Sonography, Medical Laboratory Tech, Radiologic Tech).
  • Occupational Outlook for GA - This website is maintained by the Georgia Dept. of Labor and contains the ten-year Occupational forecast. The current outlook is projected from the year 2000 through 2010.
  • Optometry - Website maintained by the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO), a non-profit education association representing the interests of optometric education.
  • Ornithological Jobs - Jobs available in Ornithology; Website maintained by the Ornithological Societies of North America.
  • Physical Therapy Career Center - Website maintained by American Physical Therapy Association.
  • Physical Therapy at Medical College of Georgia - Info. about admissions to their program.
  • Physician Assistants - Bureau of Labor Statistics Site.
  • Science Careers - Web site maintained by AAAS. Contains Employer Profiles, Job Alerts, Advice & Perspectives, Graduate Program Profiles and more.
  • Science Jobs - Web site allows you to search for jobs in various disciplines (e.g., Bioinformatics, Botany, Ecology, Environmental Science, Genetics, Zoology) and by geographical location.
  • Searching for jobs in the Biological Sciences (University of Kansas Website)
  • Veterinary Medicine - Website maintained by the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges. Includes information about the Veterinary Medical College Application Service.
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