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Careers in Biology

A graduate with a liberal arts degree in biology can enter a very wide range of career paths.

Wheaton graduates are well prepared to enter graduate or professional schools or to gain employment in a variety of occupations. The examples shown below represent only a sampling of possibilities depending on the particular interests of the graduate. In the current climate of concern about applications of biotechnology and genetic engineering a background in biology is particularly helpful to those entering the pastorate or law.

  • Agronomist
  • Autopsy Assistant
  • Bioethicist
  • Biochemist
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biology Historian
  • Botanist
  • Cell Biologist
  • Centers for Disease Control
  • Coroner
  • Cryobiologist
  • Cytotechnologist
  • Dentist
  • Ecologist
  • EPA Field Worker
  • Epidemiologist
  • Forest Preserve Management
  • Forensics
  • Geneticist
  • Genetic Counselor
  • Gene Therapy
  • Health Care Administrator
  • Histologist
  • Immunologist
  • Marine Biologist
  • Master Gardener
  • Medical Technologist
  • Microbiologist
  • Molecular Biologist
  • Museum Curator
  • Mycologist
  • Nurse
  • Neurobiologist
  • Pathologist
  • Physical Therapist
  • Physician
  • Physiologist
  • Paleontologist
  • Podiatrist
  • Quality Control Specialist
  • Research and Development
  • Sales Representative
  • Science Editor
  • Science Writer
  • Scientific Illustrator
  • Software Developer
  • Taxonomist
  • Toxicologist
  • Teacher
  • Technical Consultant
  • Veterinarian
  • Virologist
  • Wildlife Supervisor