Life Science

Career Guide

Life science is a career field focused on the discovery and management of knowledge, products, and processes associated with living organisms. Positions in this field may include research and development, laboratory/field work, and sales that focus on improving lives by bringing together technology and sciences.

Designing your major

Your major may be indirectly or directly related to your career choice, and it’s only one of many pieces to finding a good career fit. There are many majors that are related to life science, including:

Learn about careers in the field

  • Biologist
  • Biochemist
  • Biostatistician
  • Chemical Technician
  • Chemist
  • Dietician
  • Drug Chemist
  • Food Science Technician
  • Lab Technician
  • Microbiologist
  • Molecular and Cellular Biologists
  • Natural Resource Specialist
  • Pharmaceutical Sales Rep
  • Researcher
  • Chemical Plant and System Operator
  • Bioinformatics Technicians
  • Wildlife Biologists
  • Zoologists
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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering in the community has many benefits for the community and for your personal and professional development. How can you use your knowledge and skills to make a difference?

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Interested in graduate school?

In this field, some common graduate school programs may include medical, pharmacy, optometry, global health, and many more!

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There are many ways to explore careers, through research, gaining experience, and talking with other people. Your career coach is here to mentor you and help you find ways to explore that fit you best.