Students interested in careers related to biological sciences often start their career exploration by looking at O*NETOnline or the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occuaptional Outlook Handbook. Students interested in academic careers in biology may also want to search for experts in areas of interest by using Google Scholar or talking to relevant OSU faculty. General information about many careers related to biology can be found using the . Some students also find that attending a meeting or being a member of a professional organization during their undergraduate degree can be beneficial. The list below provides some more specialized resourses for career information, as well as information about professional organizations in various areas of biology, though it is not a complete list.

General Life Sciences Career Websites

Biology Careers/Professional Organizations by Discipline

Animal Behavior

Astrobiology - Astrobiology Web Careers in Astrobiology

Bioethics - American Society for Bioethics and Humanities

Bioinformatics - Bioplanet Bioinformatics Careers

Biological Illustration

Biotechnology / Biomedical / Molecular Biology / Cell Biology


Environmental Science / Policy



Marine Biology / Marine Science /Aquatic Biology

Mathematics and Biology

Microbiology - American Society for Microbiology

Museums - Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections

Organismal and Evolutionary Biology/Ecology/Field Biology/Conservation

Paleontology - UC Berkley Careers in Paleontology

Science Writing


Theoretical Biology - Careers in Theoretical Biology

Wildlife Biology (and Fisheries)

Zoo & Aquarium and Wildlife Rebabilitation Careers