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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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Agronomist Environmental Engineer Marine Engineering Tech
Animal Scientist Environmental Health Marine Fisheries/Worker
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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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Operate scientific equipment
Independent worker
Information handling & organization
Curiosity and creativity
Biology theory & practical knowledge
Statistical awareness
Oral & written communication
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Technical skills

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North Carolina Biotech Center

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BIOTECH Career Center the best jobs from the leaders in bioscience

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Conservation Job Board

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Environmental Career Opportunities




U.S. Dept of Health & Human Services

National Institute of Health

Office of Intramural Training & Education

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Animal Behavior Society

Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH): Biochemists and Biophysicists

National Academy of Sciences

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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

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Journal of Cell Science

Undergraduate Research Opportunities

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