Careers

This is a resource for Biology majors researching the different types of career options with a biology degree. This site provides links to web sites that describe specific careers paths. This will help you decide which the best path is for you. Pay attention to sites offering information on current trends in the field, career outlooks, experience recommended, etc.

Note: The web is dynamic, with pages changing addresses and occasionally disappearing. This list will be periodically updated, but you may find that some sites are not presently available.

So you know that you like science but you are not sure what to do? Check these web sites for an overview of science related careers.

GENERAL INFORMATION


AGRICULTURE

Agricultural Programs
http://www.ansi.okstate.edu/

ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONS

Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography
http://www.sdms.org/

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
http://www.caahep.org/

Society of Nuclear Medicine
http://interactive.snm.org/index.cfm?PageID=1091&RPID=58

Society of Vascular Ultrasound
http://www.svunet.org/

American Registry of Radiologic Therapists
http://www.arrt.org

ANIMAL SCIENCE

American Association for Laboratory Animal Science
http://www.aalas.org/index.aspx

BIOINFORMATICS

Society for Mathematical Biology
http://www.smb.org/

American Medical Informatics Association
http://www.amia.org/

Bioplanet-Bioinformatics Resources
http://www.bioplanet.com/

BIOTECHNOLOGY

Bio.com
http://www.bio.org/

Biospace
http://www.biospace.com/

BOTANY

Botanical Society of American
http://www.botany.org/bsa/careers/index.php

CHIROPRACTIC

American Chiropractic Association
http://www.acatoday.org/

CONSERVATION

Environmental Protection Agency
http://www.epa.gov/careers/

US Fish and Wildlife Service
http://www.fws.gov/

CURATION OF MUSEUMS

National Science Collections Alliance
http://www.nscalliance.org/

DENTISTRY

American Dental Association
http://www.ada.org/education.aspx

Bureau of Labor Statistics – Dental Careers
www.bls.gov/oco/ocos072.htm

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND ECOLOGY

Environmental Jobs and Careers
http://www.ejobs.org/index.html
http://www.ecoemploy.com/

Environmental and Ecological Professional Societies
http://www.naep.org

FOOD SCIENCE

Industry of Food Science and Technology
http://www.ifst.org/site/cms/contentChapterView.asp?chapter=1

Institute of Food Technologists
http://www.ift.org/cms/

FORENSICS

American Academy of Forensic Science
http://www.aafs.org

FORESTRY

USDA Forest Services
http://www.fs.fed.us/

Tree Care Industry Association
http://tcia.org/

HEALTHCARE ADMINISTRATION

American College of Healthcare Executives
www.healthmanagementcareers.org

Careers in Health Management
www.careeroverview.com/medical-health-manager-careers.html
www.explorehealthcareers.org

HUMAN GENETICS

Genetics Educational Information
http://genetics.faseb.org/genetics/careers.htm

Genetics Society
http://genetics.faseb.org/genetics/

Careers in Human Genetics
http://www.kumc.edu/gec/prof/career.html

HORTICULTURE

American Society for Horticultural Science
http://www.ashs.org

JOURNALISM- SCIENCE WRITING

Council for the Advancement of Science Writing
www.casw.org

Society for Environmental Journalism
http://www.sej.org/careers/index.htm

MARINE BIOLOGY / OCEANOGRAPHY

Oceanlink
http://oceanlink.island.net/career/career2.html

Careers in Marine Biology
http://hopkins.stanford.edu/careers.htm

Scripps List of Websites for Oceanography and Marine Biology
http://scilib.ucsd.edu/sio/guide/career.html

American Society of Limnology and Oceanography
http://aslo.org/

MEDICINE

Physicians and Surgeons – Bureau of Labor Statistics
www.bls.gov/oco/ocos074.htm

American Association of Medical Careers/Careers in Medical Research
www.aamc.org

Advice on becoming a Doctor
www.bestpremed.com

American Medical Association
www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/category/2320.html

MICROBIOLOGY

American Society of Microbiology
http://www.asm.org/

Society for Industrial Microbiology
http://www.simhq.org/careers/career_information.aspx

NEUROBIOLOGY

Becoming a Neuroscientist
http://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/csem.html

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

American Occupational Therapy Association
www.aota.org

Bureau of Labor Statistics – Occupational Therapy
www.bls.gov/oco/ocos078.htm

Careers in Occupational Therapy
www.careerplanning.about.com/od/occupations/p/occ_therapist.htm

PALEONTOLOGY

Paleontological Society
http://www.paleosoc.org/

UC Berkley Paleontology-FAQ
http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/faq.php

THE PEACE CORPS

http://www.peacecorps.gov/

PHARMACY

Bureau of Labor Statistics – Pharmacy Careers
www.bls.gov/oco/ocos079.htm

American Association of Pharmacy
www.aacp.org

PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT

American Academy of Physician Assistance
http://www.aapa.org

Physician Assistant Education Association
http://www.paeaonline.org/

PHYSIOLOGY

American Physiological Society
http://www.the-aps.org/careers/index.htm

PODIATRY

Podiatry Careers
www.careeroverview.com/podiatry-careers.html
www.mshealthcareers.com/careers/podiatrist.htm

American Podiatry Medical Association
www.apma.org/careers.htm

American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine
www.aacpm.org

PUBLIC HEALTH

What is Public Health?
http://www.whatispublichealth.org/careers/index.html

American Public Health Association
http://www.apha.org/about/careers/

National Association of County and City Health Officials
http://www.naccho.org/careers/

Association of Schools of Public Health
http://www.asph.org/

CDC-Public Health Training Opportunities
http://www.cdc.gov/phtrain/

Public Health Careers
http://www.publichealthonline.org/careers/

Campus & Online Master’s Degrees in Public Health
http://www.publichealthonline.org/degree-programs/masters/

RESEARCH

American Association for the Advancement of Science
www.aaas.org

American Institute of Biological Science
www.aibs.org/careers

Graduate Studies
www.GradSchools.com

National Association for Biomedical Research
http://www.nabr.org/

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
http://www3.niaid.nih.gov/about/working/

Research and Training Opportunities at the National Institutes of Health
http://www.training.nih.gov

TEACHING

National Science Teachers Association
http://www.nsta.org/college/

VETERINARIAN

American Veterinary Association
http://www.avma.org/

American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges
http://www.aavmc.org/

ZOOLOGY

American Association of Zoo Keepers
http://www.aazk.org