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Advising & Career Services' Resources

Advising & Career Services has a variety of resources to help students explore potential career fields. These resources include information about typical responsibilities, qualifications, career paths, job outlook, salary, and related careers.

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Vocational Biographies

Vocational Biographies describes the career success stories of 1001 real people. Search by career title, keyword, topic, and career cluster. Username: portland su and pass code: 3w9n

  • Park Ranger
  • Conservation Officer
  • Wildlife Biologist
  • Safety Manager
  • State Park Resource Ecologist
  • Desert Ecologist
  • Zoo Biologist
  • Habitat Designer
  • Molecular Endocrinologist

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Professional Associations

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Internet Sites with Career-Related Information for Biology Majors

  • What can I do with a Major in...Biology — Lists related job titles for biology and marine biology majors. From the Career Services Office at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.
  • Biology — Lists potential job title and related skills. From the University Career and Employment Services at the University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas.
  • College Majors and Career Opportunities — Biological Sciences — Lists related occupations and types of employers. From Career Services, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey.
  • Careers for Biology Majors — From Furman University in Greenville, S.C. "Here you will find nearly 200 links to Web sites that describe specific careers accessible after training in biology."
  • Careers in the Microbiological Sciences — From the American Society for Microbiology.
  • Careers in Botany — From the Botanical Society of America.
  • Careers in Genetics Field — Includes profiles of scientists working in the field of genetics. From the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB).
  • Careers in Zoology — From Department of Zoology at Weber State University, Ogden Utah.
  • Biology: What Can I Do With This Major? — Outlines common career areas, identifies typical employers, and suggests general strategies to enhance employability. From Career Services at the University of Tennessee.
  • Botany: What Can I Do With This Major? — Outlines common career areas, identifies typical employers, and suggests general strategies to enhance employability. From Career Services at the University of Tennessee.
  • Biochemistry: What Can I Do With This Major? — Outlines common career areas, identifies typical employers, and suggests general strategies to enhance employability. From Career Services at the University of Tennessee.

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Internet Sites with Job Search Information for Biology Majors

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Places of Employment

Biology majors may find employment in a variety of areas depending on their skills and experience. Career-related internships or career-related part-time jobs may be a prerequisite to finding professional-level employment after graduation.
The following list of employers and job titles was derived from Advising & Career Services' jobs database where the employer specifically requested biology majors. This list does not reflect all potential places of employment or kinds of jobs for biology majors. This list does not reflect current openings.

Links to Government Job Classifications

Botanic Specialist I, Botanic Specialist II, Botanic Technician, Conservation Programs Coordinator, Senior Conservation Programs Coordinator, Conservation Programs Specialist, Endangered Species Act Program Coordinator, Environmental Program Coordinator, Environmental Program Specialist, Environmental Specialist, Environmental Technician I, Environmental Technician II, Watershed Specialist

Department of Biology — Portland State University

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