Exploring Career Paths
There are many career paths students take after completing their Biology major. Below are some documents and websites to begin your career exploration. UNI faculty, staff, and Career Services Office are also good resources to consult.
Disclaimer: These are sites for exploration. We do not endorse any specific site or career path. Many of these have been referred to us. If you see a poor site, or have a recommended resource to add, please let us know.
UNI Career Cruising has assessment tools and detailed occupation profiles to help you move seamlessly through the career exploration and planning process. The "Career Matchmaker" and "Explore Careers" sections can be particularly useful for you in the career exploration and planning process. It is best to discuss your results with a professional if you have any questions or concerns.
Rod Library also has a collection of resources regarding career exploration and job hunting. It is located on the north side of the library's main floor.
Explore Health Careers provides students with information about health careers, as well as articles and blog posts with recent material regarding health careers.
This set of articles in the Ecological Society of America's Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment journal explores various non-academic careers in ecology.
How to learn about what skills are needed and what jobs are really like by interviewing professionals in your field.
The American Society for Clinical Pathology Career Center provides information concerning careers in the laboratory science field. It also provides resources such as salary data and interviewing tips.
The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology provides students with information about careers in radiography, radiation therapy, magnetic resonance, or medical dosimetry.
The National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians provides information regarding careers as a paramedic or an EMT.
Learn more about a health-care profession that is experiencing one of the fastest rates of job growth in the country.
The Association of Zoos & Aquariums provides information about careers in the zoo and aquarium industry. They also provide resources for how to find internships in this field, as well as what types of jobs there are in this area.