Careers in biology

Job titles for biology graduates could include:

  • Biosecurity officer
  • Biotechnologist
  • Botanist
  • Conservation officer
  • Ecologist
  • Environmental consultant
  • Environmental educator
  • Fisheries and wildlife officer
  • Forensic scientist
  • Genetic counsellor
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Landscape manager
  • Lecturer
  • Marine biologist
  • Microbiologist
  • Plant breeder
  • Plant pathologist
  • Policy analyst
  • Project or program manager
  • Researcher
  • Science writer or editor
  • Sustainability specialist
  • Teacher
  • Zoologist

Sources include the LinkedIn profiles of the University of Melbourne graduates.

Graduates with majors in biology are employed at companies including:

  • CSIRO
  • CSL Behring
  • Florey Institute
  • FPA Patent Attorneys
  • Government departments of agriculture and environment
  • GSK
  • La Trobe University
  • Monash University
  • Murdoch CRI
  • Museums Victoria
  • Peter Doherty Institute
  • Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
  • Roche
  • Royal Melbourne Hospital
  • The University of Melbourne
  • VicForests
  • Victoria Clinical Genetics Services
  • WEHI

Sources include the LinkedIn profiles of the University of Melbourne graduates.

Graduates work in industries such as:

  • Animal health, production and welfare
  • Biotechnology
  • Conservation
  • Consulting
  • Ecotourism
  • Education
  • Fisheries and aquaculture
  • Forensics
  • Forestry
  • Government policy
  • Health-care
  • Horticulture
  • Manufacturing (food, biochemicals, pharmaceuticals)
  • Natural resource management
  • Patent law
  • Research
  • Science publishing and communication
  • Waste management

Sources include the LinkedIn profiles of the University of Melbourne graduates.

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