Academia

 

High School Science Teacher

BS + teaching certificate

Community College Instructor

MS or PhD

University Professor

PhD

Researching

MS or PhD

Research Technician

BS or MS

 

Business and Industry

Research and Development (Biotechnology, Pharmaceuticals, Forest Products, Agro-industry)

MS or PhD

Research Assistant. Biotechnology, Pharmaceuticals, Forest Products, Agro-industry

BS or MS

Pharmaceuticals- Research and Development

MS or PhD

Sales (Biotechnology, Pharmaceuticals, Forest Products, Agro-industry, Scientific Equipment, Science Publisher)

BS

Environmental Consulting Firm

BS, MS, or PhD

Publishing (Science Writing, Editing, Illustrating)

BA, BS, MA, or MS

Environmental Law Attorney

BS + Law Degree

Lobbyist (Industry Association)

Law or Paralegal Degree

 

Government

 

Forensic Science

BS or MS

Researcher (CDC, EPA, USFWS, NMFS, USDA, DEC) 

MS or PhD

Technician

BS or MS

Regulation and Enforcement (EPA, DEC, USFDA, USDA, Fish and Game, National Park Service, State Parks, Water Districts) 

BS or MS

Policy

Law degree

 

Medical and Allied Health Fields

                  

Physician, Optometrist, Dentist, Podiatrist, Veterinarian

Generally BS + 4-year professional degree

 Chiropractic Medicine

Generally BS + 3-year professional degree

Physical Therapist  

Generally BA or BS + 3-year professional degree

Medical Technologist

BS degree that involves a lot of biology coursework

Nursing           

Fast-track BSN programs (~14 months) are available to biology majors with a BS degree.

Physician's Assistant        

MS or PhD

 

Nonprofit Organizations

Lobbyist, Advocate

Law or Paralegal Degree

Grassroots Organizer

BA or BS

Education/Public Awareness

BA or BS