As a Biology major, you study all aspects of living organisms. Biologists search for
solutions to our most pressing urban, environmental and population problems. Their
discoveries are essential for improving our civilization.
Representative Job titles and Areas of Specialization
* See Training section
|Air Pollution Control Specialist *
||Park Ranger *
||Public Health Educator
|Game Warden *
||Range Manager *
||Salesperson Of Biological Products *
|Laboratory Technologist *
||Technical Writer/Editor *
||Urban Planner *
||Wildlife Management Biologist
||Zoological Park Curator
Nature of the Work
Most Biological scientists are involved in research and development. If you work in
a laboratory, you need to be familiar with research techniques, lab equipment and
computers. But, just because you're a biologist doesn't mean you're confined to a
laboratory. You can travel the world exploring new species and studying existing ones.
Biologists direct activities at zoos and botanical gardens.
You can be a consultant to businesses and government or write for technical publications.
Chemical manufacturing companies might hire you for technical sales and service.
Biologists are currently in demand for teaching especially at the high school level.
Places of Employment
|Corporations dealing in pharmaceuticals,
| medical supplies,
||Environmental consulting firms
| genetic engineering,
||Dept. of the Interior
| scientific instruments and supplies,
||Federal agencies including:
| foods and cosmetics
|County & state depts. of public health
||National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration
|Schools, colleges, universities
|Medical research centers
||Bureau of Land Management
||National Institutes of Health
Check out the jobs with asterisks. They may be obtained with a bachelor's degree depending
on the type of coursework you completed and experience you gained as an undergrad.
If you are considering a career in biological research, you should pursue a Ph.D.
If you have a master's degree, you may work as research assistant.
For further information and/or career counseling contact the UCR Career Center, (951)
The following documents may provide further ideas for exploration.