Biology

Are you intrigued by how the human body and living organisms grow and develop? Do you want to understand detailed biological processes, how various forms of life on Earth evolve and function, and what we and the life around us are made of? Seeking answers to such diverse and complex questions may prompt you to follow studies in Biology while at York.

Career Options in Biology

This list is not exhaustive but provides an idea of the options graduates have and what they have gone on to do. Some options are more directly associated with a Biology degree than others.

  • Acupuncturist
  • Agronomist
  • Animal Services Worker
  • Animal Trainer
  • Aquatic Research Technician
  • Biotech Lab Technician
  • Biologist
  • Bioinformatics Specialist
  • Biomedical Engineer
  • Biophysicist
  • Biostatistician
  • Biotechnology Analyst
  • Botanist
  • Cardiovascular Technician
  • Cereal Molecular Biologist
  • Clinical Dietitian
  • Crime Scene Analyst
  • Cytologist
  • Cytotechnologist
  • Dentist
  • Ecosystems Biologist
  • Embryologist
  • Environmental Planning Specialist
  • Epidemiologist
  • Fisheries Consultant
  • Fitness Consultant
  • Food and Drug Inspector
  • Food Scientist
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Forensic Technologist
  • Geneticist
  • Gerontologist
  • Habitat Management Biologist
  • Habitat Research Biologist
  • Health & Safety Evaluator
  • Immunologist
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Marine Biologist
  • Medical Illustrator
  • Medical Librarian
  • Microbiology Technician
  • Molecular Biology Technician
  • MRI Technologist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Optician
  • Organic Pollution Toxicologist
  • Paramedic
  • Parasitologist
  • Pathologist
  • Pharmacologist
  • Pollution Control Specialist
  • Physician
  • Professor
  • Radiologist
  • Researcher
  • Teacher
  • Technical Writer
  • Toxicologist
  • Veterinarian
  • Water Quality Biologist
  • Wetlands Biologist
  • X-Ray Technician
  • Zoologist

Some of these career choices may require additional education or preparation in the form of graduate studies, experiential education or professional formative courses and exams. For a more in-depth description of some of the careers mentioned above visit Career Cruising (login information can be found on the home page of the Career Centre's online system) or the National Occupational Classification website.