On this page you will find information about careers pursued by Biology majors, skills Biology majors develop and career-related Web sites relevant to the major. Visit the department page to learn more about the 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 Biology include:
- Cancer Research Lab Manager
- Marrow Donor Services Coordinator
- Research Scientist
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
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.
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
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 Plant Pathology - The American Phytopathological Society Zoo & Aquarium Careers