A biology degree can lead to a variety of professional opportunities.
If you enjoy science and are fascinated by the study of living things, a biology degree could be the best way to get started on your career path. It's a good balance between health care certification programs and degree programs.
Emergency Medical Technician
Salary: $35,400 annually
Medical Records Technician
Conservation Scientist and Forester
Solving environmental problems conserving the natural world for future generations
Assess damage to trees and forest areas caused by fires and logging activities, put out fires, and plant seedlings
Salary: $60,220 annually/$28.95 per hour
The study of how living creatures and their derivatives are used to make products and processes. Biotechnologists utilize molecular biology tools to try to understand and modify the fundamental building components of living things.
Apply scientific principles to develop and enhance products, tools, and technological advances in fields such as agriculture, food science, and medicine.
Salary: $41,650 annually/$20.02 per hour
In both criminal and civil law, forensic science employs science. To discover how crime scenes unfold, criminal detectives use forensic science.
Salary: $56,320 annually/$27.08 per hour
Work for federal or state governments with the responsibility of protecting woodlands, forests, and conservatoires
Zoologist and Wildlife Biologist
Investigate the interactions between animals and their habitats. They research animal physical traits, animal behavior, and human impacts on wildlife and natural ecosystems. Collect and analyze data about wildlife behavior, biology, ecology, physiology, and genetics
Salary: $59,680 annually
Combine scientific knowledge with excellent writing skills. Writing and editing scientific news, articles, and features for business, trade, and professional periodicals, specialized scientific and technical journals, and the general media, including television, radio, and blogs, is part of my job description.
Salary: $69,130 annually
Focuses on statically quality control by teaching quality management and organizational quality control standards
Develop fitness and exercise programs that help patients recover from chronic diseases and improve cardiovascular function and flexibility.
Salary: $47,010 annually/$22.60 per hour
Teach people healthy habits and engage with communities to identify health needs, develop programs to promote health and wellness, disseminate health risk prevention information, connect people to important health services, and advocate for individuals and communities in need of health care
Salary: $43,840 annually/$21.08 per hour
Natural Science Managers
Supervise the work of scientists, chemists, physicists, and biologists.
Salary: $120,160 annually
Dietitians and Nutritionists
Dietitians and nutritionists specialize in the use of food and nutrition to improve health and treat disease. They organize and run food service or nutritional initiatives to assist individuals in living healthy lifestyles.
Salary: $57,910 annually
-Political scientists look at the origins, evolution, and operation of political systems. Work with lawmakers to create new legislation on topics such as biomedical research and environmental position
-Salary: $99,730 annually/$47.95 per hour
-In the criminal justice system, forensic odontology is the science and art of applying criminals' dental knowledge to civil laws enforced by police agencies. Expert testimony in court is used to apply this science, which can include identification, bite mark analysis, and abuse detection.
Anthropologists and Archeologists
-Anthropologists and archaeologists examine people's cultures, languages, archaeological remnants, and physical features throughout history.
-Salary: $61,220 annually
Computer and informational scientist
Invent and design new approachable computing technology and find innovative uses for existing technology. They study and solve complex problems in computing for business, medicine, science, and other fields.
Salary: $110,620 annually/$53.18 per hour
Biological Science Professor
Teach introductory and advanced biology courses plus mentor students with research programs
Evaluate and grade students' work in class, in the lab, on assignments, and in papers. Prepare and deliver lectures on topics such as molecular biology, marine biology, and botany to undergraduate or graduate students. Plan, review and revise curriculum, course content, materials, and teaching methods.
Degree: Masters or Ph.D
Salary: $60,220 annually/$28.95 per hour