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What kinds of jobs can you get with a Biology degree?
The number of careers that involve biology is enormous. Consult our web list, “50 Things You Can Do with A Biology Degree”, to see just a few of them. You can also browse our careers page with helpful links to many professional organizations.The majority of graduates from the Physiology major plan to continue their studies, following completion of the BS in Health Sciences degree, in graduate school or in a professional school preparing for a career in health care (e.g., medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, physical therapy, physician assistant, etc.).

What type of careers do Biology, Botany and Zoology students go on to do?
A.We have information on the jobs of almost all of our graduates of the last fifteen years. Roughly a quarter of our graduates go on to work towards a doctorate degree and a more than a third work in a wide range of biologically related careers including research, environmental management and teaching. Our graduates enter a diverse range of non-biological careers including, management, finance, IT, media and the civil service.The majority of graduates from the Physiology major plan to continue their studies, following completion of the BS in Health Sciences degree, in graduate school or in a professional school preparing for a career in health care (e.g., medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, physical therapy, physician assistant, etc.).

What kinds of jobs can you get with a Biology degree?
The number of careers that involve biology is enormous. Consult our web list, “50 Things You Can Do with A Biology Degree”, to see just a few of them. You can also browse our careers page with helpful links to many professional organizations.The SETI Institute is not a large organization, and so hirings are infrequent. Since our search is conducted with radio telescopes, most of the skills involved are related to the fields of astronomy, biology, chemistry, physics, electrical engineering and computer science. There is also an administrative group. Before sending resumes, interested people should first contact the Institute about which jobs, if any, are open.

How can I print from the Biology computers?
The LibPrint system is the UIUC Library’s public-printing system for printing at Library public computers. It is managed by the Library Systems Office (LSO). In the Biology Library the public computers print to a laser printer located on the table north of the Reference Desk which is in the North side of the Reading Room. The cost is 10 per page. UIUC Students, faculty, or staff can charge print jobs to their university accounts.The majority of graduates from the Physiology major plan to continue their studies, following completion of the BS in Health Sciences degree, in graduate school or in a professional school preparing for a career in health care (e.g., medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, physical therapy, physician assistant, etc.). However, a wide variety of career options are open to Physiology graduates, including research, teaching, law, and business.

How do I become a zookeeper?
There are two undergraduate college programs and two graduate level college programs that train people for jobs in zoos. If you are interested in working for a zoo, you can either go to one of the two-year programs (Moorpark College in Southern California or Santa Fe Teaching College in Florida), or get a 4-year degree in one of the life sciences (biology, chemistry, psychology), as well as volunteer/do an internship at a zoo.Jobs in forensic science can at times be somewhat difficult to obtain.

Q#15: How can I find out about summer internships?
The Biology Undergraduate Affairs Office maintains an extensive library called BIOLOGY INTERNSHIPS. It is an indexed collection housing over 900 programs and opportunities, national and international. View it here: Students are invited to make use of the RESEARCH PROJECTS COLLECTION, explained in Research Opportunities for Undergraduates above.There is no single way to become a keeper, but the more education and hands-on experience you have, the better. Education– While you’re in school, learn as much as you can in your science classes.

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