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Biological Sciences (Biology, Zoology, Microbiology)

What are Biological Sciences? Related Careers
Related Skills Job & Internship Search Links
Career Planning Links Professional Association Links
Miscellaneous Links OSU Biology Program

What are Biological Sciences?

From the OSU Biology Program, "Issues and advances in areas such as biotechnology, environmental science, medicine and other fields continually emphasize the importance of biology and biologists in the future of our country and the world.  The Biology Program prepares students for diverse fields through broad, interdisciplinary training in the life sciences.  Faculty teaching, research and mentoring expertise are drawn from the OSU Departments of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Botany and Plant Pathology, Microbiology, and Zoology."

Biological Sciences study living organisms.

Biological Sciences - What Can I Do with This Degree? pdf - lists the industry areas, employers, and strategies for using your degree.

Related Careers

Agronomist Forester Net Designer
Animal Scientist Genetic Engineering Research Neurobiologist
Aqua Culturist Geographer Oceanographer
Aquaculture Farmer Geophysicist/Physicist Paramedic
Aquarium Technician Health Officer Parasitologist
Aquatic Biologist Horticulturist Pharmaceutical Sales
Barrier Beach Manager Hospital Administrator Pharmacy Therapist
Biochemist Hydrographic Surveyor Physician
Bio-Engineer Industrial Hygienist Public Health Worker
Biometrician Industrial Marine Economist Salt Marsh Worker
Bio-Technologist Limnological Technician Science Illustrator
Boat Builder & Repair Marine Bacteriologist Science Lab Technician
Botanist Marine Biologist Science Teacher
Chemical Oceanographer Marine Ecologist Science Writer
Chiropractor Marine Engineering Technician Seafood Processor
Costal Resources Manager Marine Fisheries Worker Seafood Researcher
Commerical Fishery Engineer Marine Geologist Soil Conservationist
Commerical Inland Water Marine Sales State Parks & Recreation
Coroner Marine Tourist Worker Systems Analyst
Dentist Marine-Costal Consult Technical Writer
Dietitian & Nutritionist Market Research Analyst Test Inspection Technician
Ecologist Medical Illustrator Toxicologist
Environmental Protection Medical Laboratory Technician Transportation Worker
Environmental Engineer Meterologist Underwater Technician
Environmental Health Microbiologist Veterinarian
Ergonomist Molecular Biologist Water Quality Technician
Fish Hatchery Technician Mortician Wildlife Biologist
Fisheries Conservation Museum/Aquarium Administrator Wildlife Resources Manager
Florist Mycologist Zoo Keeper
Food Scientist/Technician Naval Architect Zoologist

Related Skills

Analytical & Quantitative Abilities Operate Scientific Equipment
Biology Theory & Practical Knowledge Oral & Written Communication
Curiosity & Creativity Organization
Independent Problem Solving
Information Handling Statistical Awareness
Innovative Teamwork
Numerical Computation Technical Skills

Job & Internship Search Links

USAJobs.gov - check out the Students and Recent Grads section and the Federal Jobs by College Major for a listing of job titles related to your major.

Bio Careers - a job seeking database directed towards biological sciences. 

Science Careers - a great resource for science information and job seeking.

Dolphin Research Center - work and swim with dolphins, a unique and exciting way to use your major.

American Zoo and Aquarium Association - lists jobs in zoos, with opportunity to search for zoos nationwide.

BioCareer Center - lists entry-level and experienced positions in biotechnology and pharmaceutical research.

BioOnline.com - allows users to search for jobs by organization, with an opportunity to submit an online resume.

LifeSciencesWorld - lists professional positions in the life and medical sciences, biotechnology, and pharmaceutical industry.

Naturejobs - lists professional positions related to life sciences and different scientific disciplines.

Sciencecareers - allows users from different scientific disciplines post resumes, curriculum vitas and link to industry employers.

The Scientist: Careers

Biotech Jobs

Tiny Tech Jobs

Science Careers

Careers with the USDA

BioSpace Jobs

Biotech Careers

New Scientist Jobs

Biology Jobs

Nature Jobs

Job Science

HHS Careers

Student Programs


Biogen Idec


South African Biocareer Job Portal

Science and Biotech Jobs

Science Next Wave

Career Planning Links

Occupational Outlook Handbook - the following links also provide a summary of the career, what they do, the work environment, how to become one, the job outlook, similar occupations and contacts for more information.

Explore Careers in Life Sciences

What Can I do with a Major in Biology? - CareerThoughts.com has a similar page to this one, which includes career options, expected salary, and job outlook information.

A Lifetime with Science from The American Institute of Biological Sciences - a career resource for biological sciences.

Careers in Biology Weblinks from Emporia State University - lots of great links for a variety of different sites that provide a ton of career information.

PhDs.org - great career resource guide for getting into and succeeding in grad school, postdoctoral life and finding a job.

Careers in Science and Engineering - a planning guide for grad school and beyond.

Healthcare Career Resource Center - information for persuing a healthcare career.

Careers in Veterinary Medicine-American Veterinary Medicine Association - a great resource for learning more about veterinary school and working as a vet.

Careers in Marine Science - tons of information about careers in marine sciences, with FAQ's and answers.

OSU Biology Department- list of search engines put together by the OSU Biology Department.

Careers in Biological Sciences

Sloan Career Cornerstone Center

Animal Behavior Society and Education

Professional Association Links

American Society for Microbiology - professional development opportunities for people new or just interested in microbiology.

American Academy of Forensic Sciences - resources and information for forensic sciences.

American Society for Cell Biology

American Association of Zoo Keepers

Association of Zoos & Aquariums

American Institute of Biological Sciences

The Company of Biologists


Miscellaneous Links

Journal of Cell Science

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