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Occupations in Biology

With a degree in biology, you might work as:  

Zoologist or wildlife biologist: study the characteristics and habitats of animals and wildlife with 7% job growth by 2020.

Agricultural/food technician: measure and analyze the quality of food and agricultural products with 7% job growth by 2020.

Agricultural/food scientist: ensure agricultural productivity and food safety with 10% job growth by 2020.

Biochemist/biophysicists:  study the chemical and physical principles of living things and of biological processes such as cell development, growth, and heredity with 31% job growth by 2020.

Biological  technician:  help biological and medical scientists conduct laboratory tests and experiments with 14% job growth by 2020.

Epidemiologist: investigate the causes of disease and other public health problems to prevent them from spreading or from happening again with 24% job  growth by 2020.

Microbiologist: study the growth, development, and other characteristics of microscopic organisms such as bacteria, algae, and fungi with 13% job growth by 2020.

Biomedical engineers: analyze and design solutions to problems in biology and medicine, with the goal of improving the quality and effectiveness of patient care with a 62% job growth by 2020.

 All job descriptions and statistics are according to the Occupational Outlook Handbook.

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Professional Organizations in Biology

These are important professional organizations related to Biology. The most important is American Institute of Biological Sciences. Let us know if any organizations are missing.  

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