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Biology - After Graduation

There are many exciting careers available to you with a degree in Biology.

Future Careers

MHCC Career Coaches are here to help you explore your career options after graduation. Below are a few common paths graduates can pursue.


In this role, your daily tasks will include preparing technical and research reports, such as environmental impact reports, and communicating the results to individuals in industry, government, or the general public. You will also develop and maintain liaisons and effective working relations with groups, individuals, agencies, and the public to encourage cooperative management strategies or acquire information and interpret findings.

Bioinformatics Scientists

If you choose this career path, you will be responsible for communicating research results through conference presentations, scientific publications, or project reports and creating novel computational approaches and analytical tools as required by research goals.

Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists

In these roles, you will disseminate information by writing reports and scientific papers or journal articles and by making presentations and giving talks for schools, clubs, interest groups, and park interpretive programs. You will also be responsible for checking for and ensuring compliance with environmental laws and notify law enforcement when violations are identified.

Animal Scientists

As an Animal Scientist, you will be responsible for researching animal nutrition, breeding, or management to improve products or processes. You will advise producers about improved products and techniques that could enhance their animal production efforts.


As a Geneticist, you will search scientific literature to select and modify methods and procedures most appropriate for genetic research goals and maintain laboratory notebooks that record research methods, techniques, and results.

Molecular and Cellular Biologists

In these roles, you will prepare or review reports, manuscripts, or meeting presentations and instruct undergraduate and graduate cellular or molecular biology students.


As a Microbiologist, you supervise biological technologists, technicians, and other scientists while also monitoring and performing tests on water, food, and the environment to detect harmful microorganisms or obtain information about pollution, contamination, or infection sources.


As an Epidemiologist, you will educate healthcare workers, patients, and the public about infectious and communicable diseases, including disease transmission and prevention. Plus, you research and develop methodologies, instrumentation, and procedures for medical applications, analyzing data, and presenting findings.

Biological Technicians

As a Biological Technician, you will monitor and adjust operations of geothermal power plant equipment or systems and prepare and maintain logs, reports, or other documentation of work performed.

Water Resource Specialists

As a Water Resource Specialist, you will set up, adjust, calibrate, clean, maintain, and troubleshoot laboratory and field equipment. Plus, you are responsible for cleaning, maintaining, and preparing supplies and work areas.

Biochemists and Biophysicists

In these roles, using X-rays or electron microscopes, you design or build laboratory equipment for special research projects and study spatial configurations of submicroscopic molecules, such as proteins.


As a Biostatistician, you are responsible for many tasks, such as preparing statistical data for inclusion in reports to data monitoring committees, federal regulatory agencies, managers, or clients. Another typical job duty is determining project plans, timelines, or technical objectives for statistical aspects of biological research studies.

Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary

As a Biology Teacher, you advise students on academic and vocational curricula and career issues. You must maintain regularly scheduled office hours to advise and assist students.

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