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					                                    BIOLOGY
General Information:
Biology is the study of life. It studies the characteristics, behaviors and
interaction of all organisms in the environment. Biology encompasses a broad
range of independent academic disciplines, including but not limited to:
        Biochemistry, molecular biology, and molecular genetics.
        Physiology, anatomy, and cell biology.
        Developmental biology.
        Ecology, ethnology, evolutionary biology and population genetics.
        Genetics.
        Astrobiology.
        Zoology, marine biology.

Career Possibilities:
* Biological Scientist                                       * Oceanographer
* Bacteriologist                                             * Botanist
* Biochemist                                                 * Virologist
* Microbiologist                                             * Teacher/Professor
* Ecologist                                                  Medical Lab Technician
* Zoologist                                                  Researcher
*May require further education or certification

Statistics:
Biological scientists held about 87,000 jobs in 2006.
Employment of biological scientists is projected to grow about as fast as average
until 2016.
Median annual earnings (2006):
     Biochemists and biophysicists: $76,320.
     Microbiologists: $57,980.
     Zoologists and wildlife biologists: $53,300.
Average beginning salary offers (2007): $34,953 for Bachelor’s degree recipients
in biological and life sciences.

UCCS Clubs:
Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society (“Tri-Beta”)
Pre-Med Society
Pre-Veterinary Society

For more information:
www.aibs.org
www.faseb.org
www.asm.org
http://www.nsf.gov/


Sources: Occupational Outlook Handbook (2008-2009); Sloan Career Cornerstone Center; University of Montana-
Missoula

				
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