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Biology Career Options

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Career Options in Biology

The Study of Life Can Lead to Anywhere & Everywhere
The study of biology can lead to many career options, including the medical field as a physician or research scientist, environmental scientist, geneticist or educator.

Career Ideas in Biology
Biologists topically collect and analyze biological information about organisms and the environment. They may be in the field collecting samples or conducting research.

Biology as a degree is also widely applicable as a foundation for other career industries such as:

  • Laboratory Research Assistant/Associate
  • Biological Science Teacher
  • Wildlife Management
  • Bioinformatics
  • Medical professionals (M.D., Nursing, Physician Assistant)
  • Natural Sciences Manager
  • Zoologist and Wildlife Biologist
  • Molecular and Cellular Biologist
  • Geneticist

The skill set necessary for success for any of the above careers includes critical thinking, mathematics, deductive and inductive reasoning, as well as specific knowledge in each individual field. Many of these industries require advanced degrees but all are built on a solid foundation of biology.

Career Earning Outlook
PPSC Biology graduates will be able to seek advanced degrees. Those with Bachelors degrees in the field may pursue careers that may earn median salaries of $43,800 a year. A research scientist with a PhD may earn a median salary of $82,090 a year. Median salaries range from $43,800 a year to $82,090 a year. In Colorado, there are entry-level job opportunities for this fast-growing career field.

Professional Networking

There are numerous professional organizations that represent the field of Biology in which students may find more information regarding accounting careers and professional support.

Employment Resources

Finding work in your field (or any field) can be challenging for anyone. Here are some resources that you can use to find a career that suits you and build a resume to win a job.

Pikes Peak Workforce Center Website - A comprehensive resource that offers job search assistance, resume preparation, and other career-related services for job seekers in the Pikes Peak region. 

Robert Half Research and Insights - A widely respected human resources consulting firm - Robert Half research and insights can give you industry respected tips and advice for job searches and resumes.

PPSC Jobs Website - The college's portal for students seeking on-campus student employment opportunities.

Biological Sciences Pre-Professional Pathways

Students interested in post undergraduate degrees may vary in their academic pathways depending upon the specific requirements for their chosen profession. Students are encouraged to consult catalogs of the colleges to which they plan to apply.

  • Pre-Allied Health
  • Pre-Chiropractic
  • Pre-Dentistry
  • Pre-Medicine
  • Pre-Medicine (M.D. & D.O.)
  • Pre-Naturopathic Medicine
  • Pre-Nurse Practitioner
  • Pre-Nursing
  • Pre-Occupational Therapy
  • Pre-Optometry
  • Pre-Pharmacy
  • Pre-Physical Therapy
  • Pre-Podiatry
  • Pre-Physician's Assistant
  • Pre-Public Health
  • Pre-Veterinary Medicine