What are your career goals?Do you want to cure a disease?
You have to first envision your career and then plan it.
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Additionally, online tools, such as www.mynextmove.org can help you explore career options.
Getting a B.A. or B.S. is the easy part compared to trying to identify a career that would utilize your degree the best. With a B.S. or B.A. in Biology you can be a:
- Scientific company sales representative or technical service representative
- Laboratory technician (medical, microbiological, biotechnological, etc.)
- Food, dairy, brewery production, quality control
- Animal technician (looking after animals in zoo, pet store, vivarium, veterinary hospital)
- Greenhouse/garden curator(botanical technician)
- Agricultural or wildlife fields
- Environmental technician, consultant
Of course you can go on and get a M.S. or apply to graduate schools for a Ph.D. or go on to professional schools and be a physician, a dentist, a pharmacist or a veterinarian.
Broadly speaking Biology can be divided into Molecular and Cell, Organismal and Field Biology. If you want to decide your area of concentration by finding out what the occupational outlook (that means how easy is to get a position and how much it pays) visit the Occupational Outlook website set up by the Bureau of Labor. Otherwise you can start by visiting ExploreHEALTHCareers.org for ideas or by looking through the different options listed below:
- Oceanography, Marine Science & Marine Biology
- Systematic and Evolutionary Biology
- Zoological Park and Aquarium
Health Related Careers
- Pharmacy Technician
- Physical Therapist
- Physician Assistant
- Veterinary Assistant and Animal Caretaker