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||Nurse Practitioner*|
|Biostatistician*||Pharmaceutical Sales Rep|
|Clinical Researcher||Plant Engineer|
|Dentist/Dental Hygienist*||Product Manager|
|Engineer (for biotech)||Sales Representative|
|Marine Biologist*||Technical Writer|
Positions that require additional education, training or licensing 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.
|Addgene||Massachusetts Biotechnology Council|
|Boston Biomedical Consultants||Massachusetts General Hospital|
|EHS Professional||Seahorse Bioscience|
|Animal Healthcare||Marine Research|
|Food and Beverage Processing||Pharmaceuticals|
|Government: local, state and federal||Primary and Secondary Education|
|Healthcare||Scientific and Lab Research|
These sample titles can be used to research internship opportunities:
- Assistant Teacher
- Clinical Research Intern
- Life Sciences Intern
- Pharmacy Technician
- Research Assistant
- Sustainable Materials Recovery Intern
Websites for Career Exploration
- Bureau of Labor Statistics – Occupational Outlook Handbook
- MassCIS – Massachusetts Information System
- Vocational Biographies (username: NEUniv; password: RAZDE)
Websites for Job Search
Campus Organizations & Activities
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Find valuable industry information, job sites, and professional networking opportunities.
- American Institute for Biological Sciences
- American Society for Cell Biology
- American Society of Human Genetics
- American Society for Microbiology
- Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities (ABRF)
- Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)
Sample industry specific LinkedIn groups. Stay on top of industry trends, company information, job listings and networking opportunities. Visit the Social Media page for more information on how to leverage your social media network.