Frequently Asked Question(s)
Q:As I went through the career in biology articles, there was mention of the course on Ethics in Technology. What are the contents of this course?
A:It is common to get to read about the course on Ethics in Technology while going through the Career in Biology articles. This course usually is worth 2 credits in total. It is designed to provide students with strong understanding of the major types of issues that are surrounding the use of technology in the modern environment. Students are also provided with strong understanding with hands on experience.
Q:Can you give me some information about biology job opportunities in USA?
A:Biology is a vast field that comprises of a number of sub-categories. If you are pursuing biology as a major, you can look forwards to many diverse career opportunities in the future. It is important to remember that the job opportunities will depend upon your area of specialization. Popular jobs include: molecular biologist, microbiologist, researcher, marine biologist, biochemist, and more.
Q:Can you tell me how to enhance biology job opportunities?
A:If you want to increase your job options in biology, the best decision is to acquire higher education in the field. By acquiring a bachelor's degree or more, you can have opportunities like becoming a biologist, researcher, or a professor. Higher education and experience can lead you to lucrative opportunities and also a specialized biology career.
Q:Can you tell me how to become a marine biologist?
A:There are many academic paths that lead to the career of a marine biologist. It is recommended that you take courses such as chemistry, biology, physics and advanced mathematics while in high school. After completion of your high school education, you may opt for a bachelor's degree in marine biology or in one of the sciences such as biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics. If you choose the latter, you may have to earn a master's degree in marine biology before starting work in the field and/or research. However, if you have a bachelor's degree in marine biology, you may intern or begin a job under the supervision of an experienced marine biologist. For all research and higher teaching positions, you will be required to attain a Ph.D. in marine biology with experience in field and research.
Q:Where can a marine biologist work?
A:Marine biologists are wildlife biologists who study marine wildlife. They spend a considerable amount of time in the field gathering data and studying animals in their natural habitats. As of 2012, the most common places where they work include state governments (34%), federal governments (24%), in research and development (10%), in management, scientific, and technical consulting services (7%), in colleges or universities (6%), and the local government (4%).
(Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics)