As an educator I am constantly being asked, “other than going into medicine, what can I do with a degree in biology?” At a time when our country’s President is calling for people to become educated in the sciences because it is the only way the US will stay a super power, I felt compelled to respond to this question in a more public domain.
Below is a list of potential jobs you can get with a degree in biology. Some of these jobs may need further training but getting your B. S. in biology is the first step. Many of these jobs may seem obvious, but many others may seem strange. Think about what your life’s passions are and how your degree in biology could be bent to fill that niche. That is what Biology is all about – it is the study of life, it is the use of your life to observe and make the world better through understanding!
Greenhouse manager or technician
Golf course grasses manager
Department of Defense/Homeland Security
Companion animal adoption coordinator
Animal Shelter worker
Chemical safety officer
Public relations for a scientific company or community
Biology Specialization once you have your biology degree:
Food Science and Technology
Natural Resource Management
So in other words, if you love something living enough to be obsessed with it (like turtles or sharks, maybe roses?), then study it in depth. Adventure into that realm to its fullest. Never stop learning and pursue your love. You never know what may come from it!
Until next time…