Jobs In Biology
Teaching institutions such as:
- K-12 Public Schools
- Community and Junior Colleges (Requires a Masters level degree)
- Colleges and Universities (Requires a Ph.D. Degree)
- Private Schools
- Technical Schools
Industries involved with the development and application of new products:
- Agricultural products and pesticide production
- Biological testing
- Food industry
- Health-related consumer items
- Independent research laboratories
- Pharmaceutical sales and production
Governmental agencies are primary employers of biologists. Federal agencies include:
- Bureau of Land Management
- Center for Disease Control
- Department of Agriculture
- Environmental Protection Agency
- Fish and Wildlife Service
- Food and Drug Administration
- Geological Survey
- National Institutes of Health
- National Park Service
- National Science Foundation
- South Florida Management District
Most states have agencies that are potential employers, such as:
- Agricultural Extension Services
- Resource Protection Authorities
- Forest Services
- Health Departments
- Natural Resource Conservation boards
- Water Quality and Water
- Development boards
Other employers include:
- Zoos and Aquaria
- Disney World and other theme parks
- Environmental Consulting Firms
- Private Foundations
Conducts applied or basic research in biomedical sciences, ecology or conservation biology, animal sciences, plant sciences, cellular or molecular biology for private companies, state or federal laboratories, and university research centers.
Studies organisms, landscapes and ecosystems in the field to help protect our natural heritage for future generations.
Doctors, dentists, physician’s assistants, public health officers and other health professionals safeguard the health of our communities.
Zoo, Nature Center Staff
Cares for animals in captive or natural settings, educates the public about endangered species or other aspects of our natural heritage.
Solves environmental problems, provides expertise in land use planning or other situations.
Biologists with marketing skills are in demand.
Tech Writer or Illustrator
Combines expertise in biology with talents in writing or art to transmit complex biological concepts to others.
Teacher Elementary & Secondary Education
Teaches a wide range of science courses from K-12.