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Careers for Biologists

Agriculture/horticulture/plants:

Nursery business (ornamental plants, native plants)
Fruitgrowing
Landscape design/landscape maintenance
Organic farming
Farming
Plant breeding
Forestry
Animals:
Animal breeding
Dairy farming
Animal husbandry
Ranching
Animal training
Veterinary science
Aquaculture
Wildlife medicine
Commercial fishing
Zookeeping
Business/industry:
Biological supply house
Fishing
Scientific equipment sales
Forestry
Textbook sales
Patent law/product liability law
Editor
Pharmaceutical sales
Food processing, quality control
Technology consulting/transfer
Venture capital work for biotechnology firms
Education: (see also Museums)
Environmental education
Professor at college or university
Health education (see health sciences)
Secondary school teacher
Environment:
Activism
Administration
Artist
Grantwriting
Attorney
Land manager
Bioremediation
Lobbying
Environmental consulting
Toxicology
Environmental engineer
Environmental ethics
Environmental health and safety management
Environmental tourism (leading tours, operating company, guiding)
Fundraising for environmental foundations
Monitoring compliance with regulations for utilities, industry
Natural resource planning for city, county, state, federal govt.
Researcher/scientist with private environmental foundation
Researcher/scientist with federal, state, local agencies
Food Industry:
Farming
Winemaking/beermaking
Food Processing/Product Development
Freelance:
Artist
Photographer
Journalist
Scientific Illustration
Health Sciences:
Advocacy
Epidemiologist
AIDS education
Environmental health sciences
Biostatistician
Genetic counselor
Dentist
Health education
International public health
Lobbyist
Medical ethicist
Medical illustrator
Nurse
Optometrist
Nutritionist
Pharmacist
Physical therapist
Physician's Assistant
Physician
Sports medicine
Community public health (e.g. in rural clinics, crisis centers, federal, state, and
international agencies, migrant worker clinics, substance abuse centers)
Foundation administration (e.g. Amer. Heart Assn., Amer. Cancer Society)
Hospital/health services administration
Planned Parenthood, teenage pregnancy prevention programs, etc.
Public health practice/program management/ policy
Toxicology
Journalism/media:
Editing technical publications
Nature photography
Science writing
Technical writing
Filmaking for businesses, foundations
Scientific/technical illustration/imaging
Museums/Aquaria/nonprofit foundations:
Environmental education
Manager of research station
Designing museum displays
Naturalist
Fundraising
Public relations
Illustrator
Researcher/scientist
Politics/Public Service
Lobbyist for industry or environmental organizations
Science adviser for congressperson
Research:
Biologist with state or federal agency
Environmental research (see Environment)
Professor at college or university
Researcher with private foundation or company
Technician or research assistant
Social Change:
AIDS activist, educator
Educator
Attorney
Peace Corps volunteer
Community/international public health
Environmental activist, attorney, educator, lobbyist, policymaker, researcher, writer