Ten Interesting Careers For People With A Biology Degree

Updated on April 4, 2018 Linda Crampton moreLinda Crampton has an honors degree in biology. She has taught high school biology, chemistry, and other science subjects for many years. Biology offers a wide range of fascinating and often exciting careers for people who are interested in the living world. Biologists study nature in the field and in the laboratory. They carry out research, protect and manage living things, educate the public, and discover new facts about animals, plants, microorganisms, and the functioning of the human body. Biology is a broad subject that can be subdivided into many different topics, giving students a large choice of concentration areas. Biologists may focus on one group of animals, plants, or microorganisms, such as mammals if they are zoologists, flowering plants if they are botanists, or bacteria if they are microbiologists. They often specialize further within their chosen group. A mammologist may study only primates instead of all mammals, for example.

Biologists may decide to study a certain aspect of living things, such as their genetics, embryology, physiology, behaviour, biochemistry, or ecology. Some researchers study the organisms in a particular environment. Marine biologists explore life in the ocean, for example. Others, such as cell biologists, study a particular level of body organization. There is a huge number of specialties to choose from in biology. People who have a biology degree can work in research, environmental management, conservation, education, or technology. They may find work in an interdisciplinary area such as biostatistics, epidemiology, or bioinformatics, depending on the courses that they’ve taken in addition to biology. Some biologists enter the field of scientific writing or scientific illustration. Others may get a job in business, working in marketing or sales of items related to biology. A biology degree is also excellent preparation for careers that require further training, such as medicine, dentistry, or veterinary science. Biologists whose research concentrates on microorganisms, mosses, or aquatic environments may all study Centropyxis aculeata. Different subtopics of biology often overlap.

Research biologists study nature in the field and in the laboratory. They carefully design experiments, make detailed observations, record data, analyze the data, and then report their findings. Biology labs have sophisticated tools and computer software programs to help researchers do their jobs. Portable electronics are very useful for collecting data in the field and even for doing some analysis. A research biologist may work as a member of a team instead of on their own. Researchers work for government agencies, private companies, and industry. Some educational organizations such as museums, zoos, and aquariums also hire biology researchers. University professors carry out research as well as teach. People with a bachelor’s degree in biology may be able to get a job related to biology research, but the jobs that involve more responsibility and offer more potential for career advancement require a master’s degree or a PhD. Some students work as an assistant in a research lab when they get their bachelor’s degree in order to gain some experience (and money) and then go to graduate school later. Conservationists work to protect endangered animal and plant populations.

They try to solve conflicts between humans and wildlife and help people live in peace with their animal neighbours. They also try to find solutions to problems of habitat destruction and fragmentation. Conservationists monitor the status and health of vulnerable animal or plant communities and attempt to stop the spread of disease through a population. Education of the public is a big part of a conservationist’s job. Wildlife management is not the same as wildlife conservation. Managers are concerned about the health and status of wildlife populations, but they also look at issues of animal overcrowding, interference with human activities, and human use of animals. They try to balance the needs of animals with the needs of humans. Wildlife managers deal with topics such as controlling pests, determining the number of animals that can be hunted without endangering a population, and improving habitat to support the lives of certain animals. They may recommend wildlife culls if they think they are necessary. As in biology research, a bachelor’s degree in biology may be useful in a wildlife conservation or management job, but an advanced degree would give more career choices.

A major goal of biotechnologists is to change the genome (the complete genetic information) of a living thing in order to benefit humans. Microbes are often used as the experimental organisms, but plants or animals may be used as well. An organism which contains a gene or genes from another organism is said to be transgenic and the creation of the transgenic organism is known as genetic engineering. Some results of genetic engineering are the production of bacteria that make human insulin for diabetics, the production of plants that produce their own insecticides, and the production of cows and goats that contain human medicines in their milk. The number of biotechnology applications is growing rapidly, although the creation of transgenic organisms is often controversial. A bachelor’s degree might allow a person to get a job as an assistant in biotechnology. As in many areas of biology that involve research or practical applications, however, a graduate degree is preferable for people who want to work in biotechnology.

Jack Of All Trades

I already say check the homework? Writing all this makes me want to run for the hills. I’m sure you’re thinking of leaving this post. But homework is beyond necessary. Education is pushing “college readiness,” into each and every classroom. The best way for students to become ready for college is to become great at time management. If we, as teachers, do not give homework (aka: opportunities to become time managers), how can we expect students to be ready for high school, much less college? I know the questions and concerns. What about help at home? What if the parents teach them a different way? I’d rather the students not be confused. I hate grading/ checking homework! I don’t have enough copies/textbooks to send home. I know. I’ve been there too. I have not given homework for many reasons. However, I started questioning why do we give homework beyond the generic answer of “practice”.

What are we really wanting students to practice in the long run? That question is what made me view homework in a different light. Yes. I was that weird kid who forced her brothers to play school rather than house or dolls. I had cut out hearts on my wall with “I love school.” Yeah. I know. Being a teacher was a calling on my life from a young age. I grew up in suburbia in a school district that I was blessed beyond belief to learn in. Even so, I recall having homework EVERY night. EVERY. NIGHT. For at least 1-2 hours. By the time I was in high school, I was making straight A’s and traveling with the varsity basketball 2-3 times per week and still had to complete homework. I did have a nice social life. In the summer, I took 18 hours and worked full time so I could move off campus. A nice spring breeze, that I miss all the time.

My first year teaching, a grade level teacher I worked with told me she never sent math homework home because there weren’t enough consistent parents to help. Kids would fall behind and be ashamed the next day for not doing their homework, so she didn’t assign it. I understand all that and I am sorry I am kinda venting. I love my blog readers. However, when are we going to place the responsibility in the student’s hands? When does learning become their responsibility and not the parents? It takes forever for habits to form, and it is much easier at a young age when routines can be put into place. How are we creating life-long learners if we cant teach them how to teach themselves at home? I told my students this week that I was doing them a disservice. I wasn’t giving them the opportunities to become good time managers. I wasn’t giving them the opportunity to become responsible and learn how to balance their tasks. I don’t want them to think of me as being mean by assigning more homework, but I don’t want them to ever think that they can do everything at school or at their job. They have to spend time outside of their job in order to become really great at it.

UWA students also had a joint class with studenmts from the University of Geneva. It was the first time students from Australia and Swiss universities were working on a single project using SL. Here they had to complete an activity that was set in Virtual Dublin, and this activity was created by UWA’s award winning lecturer, A/Professor Wade Halvorson. I thank you for it. In something extremely satisfying for myself personally, 2 fully referreed conference publications on aspects of Second Life I had been co-author of were accepted for publication. On the 1st of October we also kicked off both the LEA FULL SIM ART SERIES and the UWA SKY SIM SERIES with Rebeca Bashly’s ‘Inferno’ and & jjccc Coronet’s Art. The will both be there till midnight SLT 31st October. So just about one day and a bit left. In particular, I have not seen an art installation that has had the amount of publicity and machinima created about it than rebeca bashly’s Inferno.

Its all linked on the following. Please save the link and check them out. Also following on from this, the LEA FULL SIM ART SERIES for November will see Tyrehl Byk’s Catharsis, which is an immersive, 24 minute adventure ride into the curious, the irreverent, through the sublime, and back out the other side. The LEA Blog & UWA Blog will have more details as they come in. The UWA SKY SIM ART SERIES will see RazorZ take over from jjccc Coronet. The links between these 2 exist is other spheres as well, as jjccc shot a very nice machinima of RazorZ’s Wild West October entry to this challenge. Now a little bit on the Grand Finale and how it works. Again the grand finale will be from 6am slt Sunday 11th December. 59 artworks have been shortlisted for the Grand finale based on them finishing in the top 3 each month OR if they won more than one group prize in any given month. For the Non-Scripted 24 artworks have been shortlisted. 1,000 each for 6th – 10th. There will also be a People’s Choice Award.