What Can You Do with a Major in Biology?

What Can You Do with a Major in Biology? : Real People, Real Jobs, Real Rewards

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This is your guide to glide from campus to career. This book helps you get from the lab to life! Whether you're considering majoring in biology, choosing a college or classes, or already have your degree and your lab coat, this is your definitive guide to diverse career opportunities, some of which you probably haven't considered.It goes beyond the basics to address specific concerns of biology majors with valuable information, including: an advice on college and curriculum choices - courses, internships, advanced degrees, and more; tips to energize and expand your job search; profiles of real graduates, their jobs, and how they got them; eye-opening, objective information from a healthcare professional, education and outreach program manager, zookeeper, science reporter, healthcare attorney, and public health consultant; overviews of typical salary levels, hours, and work environments; extensive additional resources, including Web sites, professional organizations, periodicals, and more; and, licensing requirements. Learn what your peers in the work world like about their jobs - and what they don't. Learn about the routes they took and the mistakes they made. Then you'll be prepared to thoroughly examine your options and chart your course to success!show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 129.5 x 205.7 x 10.2mm | 45.36g
  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
  • Cliffs Notes Inc.,U.S.
  • United States
  • English
  • 0764576062
  • 9780764576065

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Your guide to glide from campus to career This book helps you get from the lab to life! Whether you're considering majoring in biology, choosing a college or classes, or already have your degree and your lab coat, this is your definitive guide to diverse career opportunities, some of which you probably haven't considered. It goes beyond the basics to address specific concerns of biology majors with valuable information, including: Advice on college and curriculum choices---- courses, internships, advanced degrees, and more Tips to energize and expand your job searchProfiles of real graduates, their jobs, and how they got themEye-opening, objective information from a healthcare professional, education and outreach program manager, zookeeper, science reporter, healthcare attorney, and public health consultantOverviews of typical salary levels, hours, and work environmentsExtensive additional resources, including Web sites, professional organizations, periodicals, and moreLicensing requirements Learn what your peers in the work world like about their jobs--and what they don't. Learn about the routes they took and the mistakes they made. Then you'll be prepared to thoroughly examine your options and chart your course to success!show more

About Bart Astor

Bart Astor is the author of numerous books, articles, and interactive programs that have appeared in national magazines and Web sites. He is a contributing author and editor for various college guides and publisher of the College Planning Quarterly, a national newsletter on college admission and financial aid.show more

Table of contents

Introduction; 1. Majoring in Biology; 2. Choosing a College for Biology Majors; 3. Internships and Attending Graduate School; 4. Career Possibilities; 5. Breaking into the Job Market; 6. Case Studies; 7. Final Thoughts; Appendix: Resources; Index.show more

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