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Biology provides a basic understanding for the organization and processes of life in a wide variety of areas, including ecosystems and evolution, molecular research, cells, organ systems and species development. With roots in research, development and innovation, biology plays a major role in business development and advances in healthcare, pharmaceuticals and the social sciences. Biology can lead to a variety of diverse co-op and internship opportunities in research, healthcare, business and pharmaceuticals. Additionally, it can also serve as a solid base for entering into a more concentrated medical field, including medical or dental school or masters degree in nursing or physician assistant studies.
|Agricultural Scientist||Plant Engineer (Biology or Pharmacy)|
|Clinical Researcher||Product Manager|
|Dentist/Dental Hygienist*||Sales Representative|
|Geologist||Engineer (for biotech companies)|
|Marine Biologist*||Technical Writer|
|Nurse Practitioner*||Pharmaceutical Sales Representative|
Positions that require additional education or training are indicated by a (*).
Job qualifications are based not only on degree program, but on skills and experience. Students should seek out as many experiential opportunities in their fields of interest as possible, including Co-op and internships.
|Colleges and Universities||Pharmaceutical Companies|
|Public and Private Schools||Research Institutes|
|Veterinary Clinics||Food and Beverage Companies|
|Government Agencies, including: Food & Drug Administration, FBI, CIA, State Dept, Environmental Protection Agency, IRS|
These sample titles can be used to research internship opportunities in the field.
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