What career opportunities come from a biology degree?
I am entering my first year of university in the fall, and have applied to several programs at different schools. I am curious if there are many career opportunities that stem from a biology degree, or if it should be used as a stepping stone into further education #biology #science #stem
You should think about what areas of the biological sciences are most appealing to you and then simply google jobs in that field. Investigate scientists who are doing research in that area and read about their jobs. There are a lot of opportunities for biology majors, but sometimes the jobs are so obvious. With a little research, you should be able to identify a job that would be a good fit for you. Good luck with school and with your career.
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Ome area that I believe may open up in the near future will be space studies of biologic nature. Once we find a form of life outside out planet the opportunities should amass. It may just take a sharp thinking biologist to actually recognize and identify that life form.
It also is really important to understand what makes Hannah tick! What do you most enjoy doing? Do you enjoy working in an office environment? Do you enjoy working with people? Are you an exceptional communicator? Are you great at data analysis? Programming?
An education in biology can be a fantastic foundation even if you work in a job that doesn't require you to "do science" yourself. There are lots of non-scientific jobs companies, government agencies and non-profits that require an understanding of biology. For example, my background in science helps me today as a business consultant who advises companies developing new medicines. I have colleagues with backgrounds in science who now work in patent law, finance, quality, regulatory affairs, project management, education, public policy/advocacy, communications and HR for life science focused organizations. Their backgrounds in biology make it possible for them to collaborate with scientists as part of a team.
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