What Can I Do With a Major in Biology?

Henderson State University offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology

Major Related Skills

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

Related Career Titles (some may require additional training or education)

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

Major Employers

  • Agricultural Industry
  • Biotechnology Companies
  • Botanical Parks
  • Clinics & Hospitals
  • Colleges & Universities
  • Conservation Society
  • Crime/Forensic Labs
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Environmental/Pollution Control
  • Government Agencies
  • Hospitals
  • Industrial Laboratories
  • Laboratories
  • Manufacturers
  • Medical Research Labs
  • Medical Schools
  • Museums
  • National Park Service
  • National Science Foundation
  • Park Districts
  • Pharmaceutical Companies
  • Private Research Foundations
  • Public Health Departments
  • Public Utilities
  • Sanitation Districts
  • U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
  • Zoos and Aquariums

Career Research and Professional Organization Links    

American Institute of Biological Sciences

Medical/Health Exploration

National Academy of Sciences

American Society for Cell Biology

American Association of Zoo Keepers

American Physiological Association

Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology

National Society of Genetic Counselors

American Board of Genetic Counseling

American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics

American Society of Human Genetics

Association of Genetic Technologists, Inc

American Academy of Forensic Sciences

American Society for Microbiology

Botanical Society of America

American Society of Plant Biologists

American Phytopathological Society 

Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography

The Oceanography Society

Marine Professional Societies and Membership Organizations: A large listing of professional organizations, these sites provide ways to help the marine environment and may provide fellowship and research funding to members.  

Careers in Science and Engineering: (open ebook)