Biology Careers: What Can You Do With a Biology Degree?
Recent advances in biotechnology and molecular biology are transforming the research industries in which biologists work. A degree in biology prepares you for a spectrum of career options, enabling you to:
- Gain admission to medical, veterinary, dental or other professional schools.
- Perform research and aid discovery in medicine and pharmaceuticals, microbiology and biotechnology.
- Enter the burgeoning environmental industries, including forestry, endangered species recovery programs with zoos and parks, water and waste management, and environmental conservation.
- Serve the public as a forensic biologist or in the arena of public health.
- Teach science in public or private schools, or with further education, at universities and colleges, or in public venues like zoos, museums and nature centers.
- Become a science and health writer, creating industry materials or informing the public.
- Pursue a law degree with a scientific foundation to handle ethically sensitive, complex cases, or advise lawmakers at all levels of government, explaining biological issues and contributing to sound legislative decisions.