What is Biology? Related Career Titles
Related Major Skills Job & Internship Search Links

Career Planning Links

Professional Association Links

Miscellaneous Resources

UNCW Dept of Biology

Undergraduate Research Opportunites  

What is Biology?

According to the American Institute of Biological Sciences:

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.

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Related Career Titles

Agronomist Environmental Engineer Marine Engineering Tech
Animal Scientist  Environmental Health Marine Fisheries/Worker 
Aquaculture Farmer Environmental Protection Marine Geologist
Aqua culturist Ergonomist  Marine Sales 
Aquarium & Museum Fish Hatchery Tech Marine Tourist Worker
Aquarium Technician Fisheries Conservation Market Research Analyst 
Aquatic Biologist Florist  Medical Illustrator
Barrier Beach Mgr Food Scientist-Tech Medical Laboratory Tech
Bio-Engineer  Forester Medical Librarian 
Bio-Technologist Genetic Eng. Research Medical Technologist
Biochemist Geographer Meteorologist 
Biometrician  Health Officer  Microbiologist 
Boat Builder & Repair Horticulturist  Molecular Biologist
Botanist Hospital Administrator  Mortician 
Chem. Oceanographer Hydrographic Surveyor Museum/Aquarium Admin.
Chiropractor Industrial Hygienist  Mycologist
Coastal Resources Mgr. Industrial Marine Econ. Naval Architect
Commercial Fish. Eng. Limnological Technician Net Designer
Coroner  Marine-Coastal Consult Neurobiologist
Dentist Marine Bacteriologist  Oceanographer
Dietitian & Nutritionist Marine Biologist Paramedic
Ecologist  Marine Ecologist Parasitologist 
Pharmacy Technician  Physical Therapist Pharmaceutical Sales
Science Lab Tech. Public Health Worker  Physician 
Zoologist Science Teacher Salt Marsh Manager 
Wildlife Resources Mgr. State Parks & Recreation Science Writer
Technical Writer  Test-Inspection Tech. Soil Conservationist 
Underwater Technician  Veterinarian  Systems Analyst 
Geophysicist/ Physicist Wildlife Biologist  Toxicologist 
Water Quality Technician Seafood Processor-Researcher Science Illustrator
Commercial Inland Water Transportation Worker     

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Related Major Skills

Operate scientific equipment
Independent worker
Information handling & organization
Curiosity and creativity
Biology theory & practical knowledge
Statistical awareness
Oral & written communication
Numerical computation
Analytical & quantitative abilities
Innovative talents
Problem solving
Technical skills

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Job & Internship Search Links


The Scientist/Careers


Tiny Tech Jobs

Science Careers

North Carolina Biotech Center

Careers with the Agricultural Research Service


BIOTECH Career Center the best jobs from the leaders in bioscience 

Biology Jobs


North Carolina Department of Environmental and Natural Resources Job Listings (through NC Office of State Personnel)

Nature Jobs

Conservation Job Board

Environmental Jobs and Careers

Environmental Career Opportunities

Multicultural Environmental Leadership Development Initiative



Health and Human Services Student Jobs


U.S. Dept of Health & Human Services

National Institute of Health

Office of Intramural Training & Education

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Career Planning Links

What is an Animal Behaviorist?

Health Management Careers

Medical/Health Exploration

Healthcare Career Resource Center:  Site includes short history of medical careers, healthcare career information, and information on schools & scholarships 

Careers in Biology from Emporia State University

Careers in Biological Sciences

Sloan Career Cornerstone Center-Career planning resources in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, computing and healthcare.

Animal Behavior Society

National Institutes of Health: Office of Science Education

Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH): Biochemists and Biophysicists

National Academy of Sciences

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Professional Association Links

The American Society for Cell Biology

American Association of Zoo Keepers

American Aquarium and Zoo Association

The American Institute of Biological Sciences

International Biometric Society

The Company of Biologists Limited

US Geological Survey - Biological Resources

The American Academy of Forensic Sciences

National Society of Genetic Counselors

Miscellaneous Resources

Journal of Cell Science

Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Research Opportunities at the American Physiological Society

UNCW Department of Biology BioMER program

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