Careers in Biology

A degree in biology provides you with many options and opportunities for your future. Below are some websites that may help you in your planning.

Section I includes websites that have general information about biology careers and job resources.

Section II includes websites that describe opportunities in specific areas of biology.


Section I:  General information and places to start

American Institute of Biological Sciences

Career planning, list of biology career titles, & many links
(University of North Carolina at Wilmington)

Careers in biology—many links to biology career options, internships, and jobs
(Emporia State University)

Careers in biology—overviews and many links
(Furman University)

Careers in life science
[Yes, it says for K-12, but there are many helpful links!]
(American Physiological Society)

Careers in the natural sciences (many links)
(University of St. Francis)

General biology career planning and tips on the use of internet resources (Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship)

Information on science careers, jobs, graduate school, and many links to other resources
(Cengage Learning)

Job listings (national and international), articles about biology careers, graduate school information, resume/CV tips
(Science Magazine Career site)

Job listings, internet resources, academic and industry job web sites, and placement information 
(Science-Jobs site)

Sources for career guidance leaflets (hard copy publications) on biology careers
(Smithsonian Institution)

General biology career information (


Section II:  Information for specific biological disciplines

Cell and molecular biology

Environmental sciences


Integrative and comparative biology

  • Careers in biology information, links, interview advice
[with general information for all disciplines and specific focus on Animal Behavior, Comparative Endocrinology, Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry, Ecology and Evolution, Invertebrate Zoology, Neurobiology, Systematic and Evolutionary Biology, Integrative and Comparative Issues, and Vertebrate Morphology]
(Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology--SICB)

Marine sciences


If you find additional websites or other resources that have been helpful to you, or if any of the links on this page are nonfunctional, please send that information or other questions and comments to Thanks.