Opportunities in Biological Science Careers

Opportunities in Biological Science Careers

Charles A. Winter, Kathleen Belikoff

Language: English

Pages: 148

ISBN: 0844223018

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

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finish this chapter, if you already know where you would like to work and what you want to do, you might be more selective in your reading of Chapters 4, 5, or 6. And if you're still undecided about a career direction, then read them all. Educational Institutions Educational institutions that employ biologists include secondary schools, both public and private; colleges; universities; professional schools; and many kinds of technical schools. Teaching can be one of the most rewarding

teacher will be expected to have a bachelor's degree, or preferably a master's degree. In addition, such teachers may be expected to continue their education by summer study or other means. Unlike the secondary teacher, the university teacher of biology is likely to consider herself or himself as primarily a professional biologist and only secondarily a teacher. College teachers usually earn a doctoral degree before becoming full-time faculty members, and doctoral training is strongly

the U.S. Department of Commerce. Page 71 These institutions and others like them offer careers to biologists primarily interested in research. In those supported by universities there are ample opportunities for teaching as well as for those who enjoy routine technical work, such as chemical analysis or plankton sampling. Some of these institutions support oceangoing research vesselsfloating laboratories that range all over the world and offer especially interesting opportunities for a

Washington, DC 20006-1401 Phone: (202) 835-9050 Website: www.ascoll.org Information about career opportunities. Association of Women in Science 1200 New York Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20005 Phone: (202) 326-8940 Website: www.awis.org. For women in all areas of science and technology. ASPIRA, Inc 1444 I Street NW, 8th floor Washington, DC 20005 Phone: (202) 326-8940 E-mail: awis@awis.org. Educational opportunities for Puerto Rican and Latino youth. Page 141

emphasizing the flexibility that students need to master rapidly advancing specialties and techniques. And as biology itself assumes an increasing prominence among the sciences, biologists are realizing that their responsibilities have changed. They must produce not just the doctors and research scientists of the future but also a biologically literate citizenry. The sciences also have been in the forefront of offering opportunities to the physically challenged. There is little concrete data

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