There is a broad range of careers related to biological sciences, including careers in research and development, biomedical sciences, organismal biology, biotechnology and pharmaceutical manufacturing, bioinformatics, education, science and technical writing, and healthcare. You can build the basic skills needed to pursue a biological sciences career through your lecture and laboratory coursework and hands-on internship, volunteer, and work experiences. It is best to find a career that will fit your own unique interests, skills, and values.
Some possible job titles include:
- Forensic Scientist
- Laboratory Research Associate/Assistant
- Clinical Research Associate
- Molecular Biologist
- Pharmaceutical Sales Representative
- Plant Scientist
Areas of Interest
The Occupational Outlook Handbook provides detailed information about career options in biochemistry, biotechnology, clinical laboratory technology, epidemiology, forensic science, medical research, microbiology, and wildlife biology. Be sure to check out the “Similar Occupations” tab on each page to explore related fields.
If you have an interest in biological science careers, you might also be interested in exploring careers in: agriculture, animal sciences, business and management, ecology and environment, education and teaching, food and beverage sciences, health and medicine, physical sciences, government, international and nonprofit.
To find out where fellow Aggies interned and found employment by major, use the ICC data pages.
Student organizations are a great place to connect with others exploring similar career interests. Use the keyword search in the Center for Student Involvement’s OrgSync database to find student organizations that relate to your interests.
Master’s and Ph.D. students, and postdoctoral scholars can participate in and take on leadership roles in campus organizations such as the Graduate Student Association, Chancellor’s Graduate and Professional Student Advisory Board and the Postdoctoral Scholar’s Association.
Joining professional associations related to the industry you are interested in provides access to professionals in the field, and networking opportunities which can lead to potential jobs and internships. Many national associations have state and local chapters you can join. Involvement in associations can also provide you insider updates on industry trends and best practices. One of the best ways to identify relevant associations is to search for them online, but we have provided some resources below to get you started. Please note that this is not an exhaustive list.
Visit the ICC and Meet with an Advisor
For further guidance narrowing down your career interests, you can schedule an advising appointment. Our advising page has a list of all ICC advisors or you can review the list of undergraduate advisors below: