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What Can I do With a Degree in Biology?

Interested in the medical field? Please visit this page of resources focusing on Pre-Health.

PSU2 is designed to set Biology majors on paths of early exploration and preparation for successful careers in STEM fields.

Also see What Can I do with a Degree in Health Studies.

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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

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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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