Biologists enjoy exceptionally interesting careers. They may find themselves mapping tropical bird migrations in rainforests, or searching for a cancer cure in laboratories. Biologists typically earn graduate degrees, qualifying them to pursue sophisticated research or advanced teaching. Many work in business, manufacturing, industry, and healthcare.
Careers in Biology
Biology careers are available in forensic science, biotechnology, medical research, statistical research, science policy, agriculture, zoos and wildlife centers, and with land or resource-conservation agencies. Almost 40 percent of all working biologists in 2006 worked for local, state, and federal government, with the remaining 60 percent divided among private research labs, pharmaceutical companies, and education. Professional research in biology in the next decade is expected to focus on genetic research for curing or preventing disease.