Careers in the Biological Sciences, Biotechnology and Biomedical Sciences


There are many places to find out more about careers use some of these links and plan to spend some time reviewing options. These decisions are important and you’ll need to plan ahead to achieve your career goal.  Start NOW!  Be sure to explore all of advice on the web pages of the Career Services Center where can find out about careers, internships, job searches, resume writing and much more.        


Career information resources through the Kent State University Career Services Center:

                Explore Majors and Careers    - General information for deciding on and planning for a career

                What can I do with a major in ...  Find out about possible careers … including those areas listed below


                                Biological Sciences (print version here)

                                Animal Science

                                Medical Fields

                                Healthcare Sciences

                                Biosystems Engineering

                                Plant Biology

Plant Sciences

Conservation and natural Resources




                AND….. continue down this page for links for more information about specific carrers.  


Career information – Biological Sciences – Information links


AccessExcellence—Biotechnology Careers

Sloan Career Conerstone Center—Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics & Computer Career Planning

American Institute of Biological Sciences

Ecology as a career —Ecological Society of America

Career in genetics and genetics societies

Careers in Genetics and the Biosciences Human Genome Project

National Institutes of Health—Career Exploration

Video profiles from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Becoming a Biomedical Scientist


Careers with Animals/Zoology/Marine Biology – including scientific societies that may have career information


American Society of Mammalogists

Animal Behavior Society  including Applied Animal Behavior Certification Information

Association of Zoos and Aquariums  and job openings

Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine

Careers in Oceanography, Marine Science & Marine Biology and Marine Science—NOAA Sea Grant and   Careers & Jobs in Marine Biology & Oceanography

Careers in Animal Physiology from the American Physiological Society

Entomological Society of America


Outdoor/Environmental Careers


Outdoor Action Guide to Outdoor/Environmental Careers  


 Forensic Science 

American Academy of Forensic Science   and Young Forensic Scientists Forum  

Zeno's Forensic Site (with international links and resources)


Botany Careers


Botanical Society of America

The American Phytopathological Society and careers in plant pathology


Health Career Links


Health Care Careers Directory - Detailed career information on health related careers

The AMA's Health Care Careers Directory lists information about 80 careers in health care and more than 8,400 accredited educational programs in those fields.


Allied health

Complementary and alternative medicine and therapies

Communication sciences



Dentistry and related fields


Expressive/creative arts therapies

Health information and communication

Laboratory science

Medical imaging





Physician assisting



Therapy and rehabilitation

Veterinary medicine

Vision-related professions



Medicine and Dentistry – Key web sites


American Medical Association (note the link to Education and Careers)

Resources for Future Physicians - American Association of Medical Colleges

The American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS)

American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM)

The American Association of College of Osteopathic Medicine Application Service (AACOMAS)

Medical College Admission Test (MCAT)


American Dental Association and dental education programs

American Dental Education Association dental school information.

         ADEA Associated American Dental Schools Application Service (ADEA AADSAS)

Dental Admission Test (DAT)


Veterinary Careers

The American Veterinary Medical Association

Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges

Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine


Graduate Studies Links    

Peterson's Guide to Graduate Study

Graduate Record Exam (GRE)

Graduate Programs in the Biological Sciences at Kent State University

KSU Master’s of Arts in Teaching (MAT program)


U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, including information on:


Animal Care and Service Workers

Biochemists and Biophysicists

Biological Technicians

Conservation Scientists and Foresters

Environmental Science and Protection Technicians

Environmental Scientists and Specialists

Forensic Science Technicians

Forest and Conservation Technicians

Healthcare Occupations

Medical Scientists


Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists


Biology job search sites (some more commercial in nature)



Science Careers from Science Magazine

The Scientist Magazine—Science careers

New Scientist Jobs

Biology Jobs .com

 Multicultural Environmental Leadership Development Initiative (MELDI) Green Jobs Center, University of Michigan's School of Natural Resources and Environment 

Environmental Jobs and Careers:

Environmental Career Opportunities:

Environmental Careers Organization