Careers in Biological Sciences
Description of the Field
Pursuing a career in biology can be immensely
rewarding and exciting. Studying biology teaches us to ask
questions, make observations, evaluate evidence, and solve problems.
Biologists learn how living things work, how they interact with one
another, and how they evolve. They may study cells under a
microscope, insects in a rainforest, viruses that affect human
beings, plants in a greenhouse, or lions in the African grasslands.
Their work increases our understanding about the natural world in
which we live and helps us address issues of personal well being and
worldwide concern, such as environmental depletion, threats to human
health, and maintaining viable and abundant food supplies.
Taken from the American Institute of Biological Sciences
Sample Careers in Biological Sciences (links to O*Net Online)
Biochemists and Biophysicists
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians
Dental Laboratory Technicians
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians
Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers
Managers of Agricultural Crop and Horticultural Workers
Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health
Dietitians and Nutritionists
Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists
There are several career paths you can follow as a biologist, besides the above listed. Visit the American Institute of Biological Sciences for more information on career paths.
Biological Sciences at Columbus State
Coursework in Biological Sciences is offered by the Department of Biological Sciences. Please visit their site for information about their pre-major programs, course offerings, and faculty.