On this page you will find information about careers pursued by Biochemistry and Molecular Biology majors, skills Biochemistry and Molecular Biology majors develop and career-related Web sites relevant to the major. Visit the department page to learn more about the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology program.
It is important to remember that your major does not determine what your career will be. With a liberal arts education, YOU, not your major, will determine your career path.
Example job titles of Dickinson alumni who majored in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology include:
- Associate Researcher
- Chief Medical Resident
- Microbiology Lab Technician
- Research Investigator
- Senior Scientist for Life Sciences
- Precision: Steady hands develop by doing dissections and handling equipment. Biology majors also develop an acute sense for detail.
- Objectivity: Biology majors must check their hypotheses so that the results are accurate rather than reflections of their own ideas.
- Analytic Thinking: The ability to analyze data is essential. Majors must synthesize information from texts and observations in order to solve problems.
- Communication: Majors learn through numerous oral presentations and written reports, both featuring photographs and graphs of data, in order to communicate clearly to those not as well-versed in the topic.
- Persistence: Majors solve problems by collecting large amounts of data over a period of time.
Career-Related Web Sites
- Biochemical Society - Advancing Molecular Bioscience
- Biomedicine - Extensive information about the biotech/biomedical industry including links to the major companies
General Biology Career Sites
- Biology World Wide Web Links - Offers links to environmental and biology career resources.
- Cell & Molecular Biology Online - An Informational Resource for Cell and Molecular Biologists
- Careers in Biology - Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Education Council
- Fitzroy-Undergraduate Research in Biology - Listing of research projects completed by undergraduates. Includes links to the researchers.
- MedSearch America - (Health Career Search) Explore healthcare resources, including: articles on current healthcare issues, job Q & A, training/education information, or conduct your own career search.
- Monster Healthcare - Conduct a healthcare job search, research companies or post a resume for employers.
- Occupational Outlook for Biological and Medical Scientists
- Science Professional Center - Conduct a job search, view employer profiles, career links, and information regarding upcoming career fairs.
Biology Specialization Career Websites
- American Society for Microbiology - Careers in the Microbiological Sciences
- American Zoo and Aquarium Association
- Careers at Seaworld and Busch Gardens Zoological Park
- Careers in Biotechnology - Biotechnology Industry Organization
- Careers in Botany - The Botanical Society of America
- Careers in Forensic Science - American Academy of Forensic Sciences. Information about career opportunities for science majors and links to careers in the field.
- Careers in Human Genetics
- Careers in Genetics and the Biosciences
- Careers in Genetic Counseling
- A World of Genetics Societies
- Careers in the Genetics Field
- Careers in Oceanography, Marine Science & Marine Biology
- Careers in Plant Pathology - The American Phytopathological Society Zoo & Aquarium Careers
- The Humane Society of the United States
For additional career resources and links, please visit the Job Search Web Link page.