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ERIC Number: ED243679
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Pages: 162
Abstractor: N/A
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)
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
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A