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Biology Overview - Preparation - Specialty Areas - Day In The Life - Earnings - Employment - Career Path Forecast - Professional Organizations -
Profiles of Biologists - Overview PowerPoint - Podcast


Biologists study living organisms: how they grow, reproduce, and interact among themselves and with their environment. Specialization in a particular aspect of biology is common (for example, neuroscience, which includes study of the brain, sensory perception, and nerve cell signaling). Regardless of the area of specialization, in modern biology full understanding of a process requires integrating studies at many levels of organization: populations, individual organisms, organ systems, cells, and molecules.

Biologists carry out research in universities, government laboratories, and industry. The research may be "basic," exploring a fundamental question to further our understanding of life processes. Such research may be in the laboratory or "in the field." Research may also be "applied," seeking to develop a new or better drug or biological pesticide, a new vaccine, or a way to conserve an endangered species, for example. Biologists in universities teach in addition to conducting research. These biologists must seek grant support for their research, from government or foundations.
 

Biology Resources

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Profiles of Biologists:
Explore Career Paths of Biologists
Overview:
Overview of Biology
Preparation:
Programs, Degree Fields
Day in the Life:
The Workplace
Specialty Areas:
Special Areas of Study
Earnings:
Employer Options, Salary Ranges, Types of Employers
Employment:
Statistics, Industries, Employers
Career Path Forecast:
Predictions for Biology
Professional Organizations:
Resources, Networking, Support
Podcast:
Overview of Biology
Internet Resources:
American Institute of Biological Sciences
American Institute of Biological Sciences Career Center
American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) Careers Brochure (PDF)
American Society for Microbiology
Canadian Federation of Biological Societies
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology

Microbeworld
National Association of Biology Teachers
Other Biological Science Professional Associations

Note: Some resources in this section are provided by JGPerpich, LLC and the US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
 


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