Biology and Your Future
  • Local, state, and federal government agencies (public health, parks, natural resource management)
  • Hospitals (medical technology, allied health fields)
  • Educational institutions (high schools, colleges, universities)
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Plant and animal industries
  • Utility companies and industries (environmental health)
  • Biotechnology companies
  • Many other potential employers.

So...just what can you do with a degree in biology? Are there jobs available? What is the outlook for long-term careers in biology?

Employment Opportunities

A wide range of employment opportunities is available to biology majors at the B.S. or B.A. level. Many biology majors pursue advanced training in graduate or professional schools including the one-year practicum in many allied health fields. 

Potential Hiring Institutions

For more information on careers in biology, you might want to check out the following biology-related career web sites. For general career information (resume writing, on-campus interviews, etc.) and job search support, VU students should visit the the VU Career Center. Just click on the underlined links below.