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Elizabeth Lehto

Biology is a great major because there are so many things you can do with it. Some careers you can go into with just a bachelors, while others you need a bit more training.

If you want to go into health career, look into physician, pharmacy, physicians assistant, nursing, podiatry, optometry, chiropractic school, or dentistry to name a few. Veterinarian school is also an option. As is physical therapist, occupational therapist, speech therapist, massage therapist, bioethics, genetic counseling, and dietitian.

You can go into education, at the high school, community college, or college level.

If you like animals: zookeeper, gamekeeper, animal trainer, marine biologist, aquaculture

Like the environment? There's conservation biology, forest ranger, environmental scientist, or agricultural scientist.

Are plants more your thing? Then you can look into botany, horticulture, landscaping.

Do you like math? If so you may want to consider bioinformatics, biomechanical engineering, epidemiology, biometrician, statistician, or nanotechnology.

Industry related fields include pharmaceutical research, other forms of research, drug testing, quality control, food safety, zymurgy (which is a fancy word for beer or wine making).

Do you like art? There's medical illustration, bio-animation and films, and molecular visualization.

Want to work with the law or the government? Look into forensics/criminal investigation or biotechnology patent law. National health as part of the FDA, CDC, or WHO. City or community health official, or bioterorism are also important fields.

As you can see, you can do pretty much anything with a degree in biology. These sites have descriptions of some of the careers and some good websites to get more information about further training.

Answered 7 years ago

Elizabeth Lehto