Biologists have the best jobs in the world, according to the Jobs Rated Almanac (Les Krantz, editor). When ranked among 250 other occupations, biologists came out #1. As a biologist, be prepared to enjoy:

  • high income (average $92,000/year)
  • low stress
  • low physical demands
  • high potential growth
  • high job security
  • a pleasant work environment.

If you chose a career in biology, you made the right choice! Biology provides fascinating and satisfying work for the individual seeking discovery and knowledge of his or her world. Furthermore, biology remains one of the strongest areas for employment and can lead, with further education, to high paying careers. A biology degree can open the door to opportunities in environmental or laboratory-based sciences, or provide the necessary credentials to succeed in professional and graduate school. College graduates with a four-year degree are directly employed in many fields, such as:

  • Biotechnology
  • Environmental Science
  • Laboratory Technology

Professional opportunities include:

  • Medical Doctor
  • Veterinarian
  • Dentist
  • Optometrist
  • Ph.D. Biologist or Researcher

Job Opportunities for Undergraduates

The Courier Journal Classifieds offer a great Internet resource for finding local work opportunities. For those looking for possible career options, you may find it beneficial to visit and other related web sites.

LAB SUPPORT has hired many of our undergraduate biology majors in the past for work as lab assistants. Students have the opportunity to work full-time, primarily during a night shift, for a four month period. After this time, the Laboratory Corporation of America may offer a permanent employment position, or the student may choose to continue work at Lab Support or return to school. Contact Lab Support at (502) 851-1706 for more information about employment. The Cincinnati/Dayton office can be reached at (513) 241-4555. The Columbus office can be reached at (614) 438-2631.

TECHNICAL ASSOCIATES, INC. is a recruitment agency based in the Shelbyville, KY area. This company specializes in helping staff laboratories with qualified biologists, chemists, and industrial lab technicians. Technical Associates, Inc can recommend the undergraduate or recent graduate to laboratories in the Ohio Valley area, providing short-term employment opportunities or permanent positions. Industrial lab technicians need not have a degree, but must have exposure to college level chemistry and good written and verbal communication skills. Recent graduates that seek to apply should have a B.S. or B.A. degree and 0-1 years experience. Skills in lab technique and instrumentation are required. Technical Associates, Inc can help provide the essential work experience that may lead to a career in research or other scientific fields. Technical Associates, Inc is located at 18 Village Plaza, PMB 179, Shelbyville, KY 40065. Call (502) 664-8324 or fax (502) 647-9108. They can also be reached by email at