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What can I do with a bachelors in biology? I can really use some help

Hey guys,

I am here seeking for advise. I graduated in 2016 with a bachelors in biology and now I don’t know what to do. I originally planned on going to med school but soon found out that school is not for me. - I have a 2.7 gpa. For the past two years, I’ve been doing little jobs but nothing related to my field. I feel like my degree is a waste and I feel depressed that I’m not doing anything with my life. I feel like a failure. I have no one to turned to as my family is expecting so highly of me. As much as I hate school, I love biology. I’m lost and I don’t know what I can do with my bachelors in biology
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Janine’s Answer

What part of biology do you love? Biology is a huge field and encompasses so much. There was a lot of biology that I did not excel in (micro and cell biology) but I love ecology and physiology. By narrowing down what you love, you can began to look into jobs and internships to get information for a direction on your life. You may enjoy lab life or prefer to work in a state park or take water samples from urban streams. The sky is the limit with your degree!

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What is your favorite part of biology?
Look for internships or volunteer opportunities in that area of interest
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Pricilla,

How great that you love biology! I do, too. It was my undergraduate major. If I hadn't gone to graduate school I was considering working in a laboratory as a technician. Some very enterprising people who have a biology degree go into pharmaceutical sales. There are also jobs in county or local government park and water departments. I have attached a page from the Occupational Outlook Handbook to give you some ideas. If you cannot get a job in your field, volunteer in a lab or environmental center part time until you have experience and references to help you land a job.

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https://www.bls.gov/ooh/life-physical-and-social-science/biological-technicians.htm
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