ERIC Number: ED243679
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Opportunities in Biological Sciences; [VGM Career Horizons Series].
Winter, Charles A.
This book provides job descriptions and discusses career opportunities in various fields of the biological sciences. These fields include: (1) biotechnology, genetics, biomedical engineering, microbiology, mycology, systematic biology, marine and aquatic biology, botany, plant physiology, plant pathology, ecology, and wildlife biology; (2) the biomedical sciences (physiology, biophysics, biochemistry, pharmacology, immunology, and pathology); and (3) applied biology (forestry and agriculture). Opportunities as laboratory assistants, technicians, technologists, and technical writers are also considered. Additional information provided includes what it is like to be a biologist (examining personal attributes of biologists, women and minorities in biology, demand for biologists, and the tangible/intangible rewards of a career in biology); education of a biologist (considering high school subjects, college requirements, graduate study, and financial aspects); employment of biologists (focusing on employment in educational institutions, governmental agencies, industry, independent research laboratories, botanical gardens and arboretums, zoos, museums of natural history, volunteer services, and self-employment situations); and information on finding a job (discussing college placement bureaus, periodicals, professional associations, and personal contacts). A list of selected sources to obtain further information is appended. (JN)
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, Career Planning, Employment Opportunities, Females, Job Search Methods, Minority Groups, Occupational Information, Science Careers, Science Education, Secondary Education, Secondary School Science
National Science Teachers Association, 1742 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20009 ($5.95).
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Counselors; Practitioners
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