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Careers in Biology

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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

​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 Career Collection

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.


This bestselling book by Richard N. Bolles can help people in any field conduct a job search and navigate their career.


Explore Health Careers

Explore Health Careers provides students with information about health careers, as well as articles and blog posts with recent material regarding health careers.


Exploring Ecological 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.


Informational Interviewing for Life Science Professionals

How to learn about what skills are needed and what jobs are really like by interviewing professionals in your field.


American Society for Clinical Pathology Career Center

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.


Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)

The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology provides students with information about careers in radiography, radiation therapy, magnetic resonance, or medical dosimetry. 


National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT)

The National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians provides information regarding careers as a paramedic or an EMT.


Genetic Counseling

Learn more about a health-care profession that is experiencing one of the fastest rates of job growth in the country.


Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA)

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.


Biology Related Professional Organizations with Career Information

American Institute of Biological Sciences

American Society for Microbiology 

Botanical Society of America

Ecological Society of America

Environmental Professionals of Color

National Association of Environmental Professionals

Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology

Society for Ecological Restoration

The Wildlife Society