Your interest in biology and the life sciences can come from several directions.
This page has many links to web sites with career information. Many sites change addresses - if you run across a bad link, please contact the webmaster (bottom of page) with the information. Each link opens in a new browser window.
Don't forget to check PSU's Career Services for related information. Stop by their office in Horace Mann for all kinds of help.
Many students are interested in "health" careers. From being a doctor to a physical therapist to a medical laboratory worker, the career opportunities are many and varied.
The links provided serve as a good introduction to the range of health career opportunities possible and the types of training needed. Also try the major search engines for more information.
To help your search, think of the health career opportunities in terms of primary care by the "medical" doctor with support from the "allied health" professions, including professional health providers such as physical therapists and medical and laboratory support professional staff such as dental hygienists, phlebotomists, and respiratory therapists. The distinctions are based on educational and professional requirements as much as anything else.
Many of these allied health careers do not need four year of college and training is available at 2-year institutions or 4-year colleges with 2-year programs.
You'll find descriptions of 18 allied health professions from the commission that accredits many allied health programs. A comprehensive site. http://www.caahep.org/
Try "Explore Health Careers" sponsored a wide variety of professional health organizations.
Information on the allied health occupations and educational programs from the Career Library of the University Health Services at UC-Berkeley. http://www.uhs.berkeley.edu/Students/CareerLibrary/
This links you to the PSU Biology Health Professions Handbook. It contains much information for the student who has already decided on a program that we can help them with, but it also provides links to many of the professional and college associations. http://www.pittstate.edu/dotAsset/22178.pdfl
On Assignment (OA) - laboratory jobs http://www.oalabsupport.com/oalab/home.faces
General environmental job links
Environmental Careers Organization http://www.eco.org/
Environmental Careers (Green Careers Journal) http://www.environmentalcareer.com/
Good Works http://goodworksfirst.org/
Outdoor/Environmental Career Guide (Princeton University) http://www.princeton.edu/~oa/index.shtml
Biology, Conservation, and Oceanography http://www.si.edu/Encyclopedia_SI/nmnh/careers.htm
Cyber-Sierra Natural Resource Jobs http://cyber-sierra.com/nrjobs/organize.html
Student Conservation Association http://www.thesca.org/
Summer Jobs http://www.summerjobs.com/
Marine and Animal Sciences
Marine Biology, Science, and Oceanography http://www-marine.stanford.edu/HMSweb/careers.html http://www.si.edu/Encyclopedia_SI/nmnh/careers.htm
Zoo and Aquarium Career Opportunities - http://www.aza.org/careers-zoos-aquariums/ http://www.seaworld.org/career-resources/index.htm
Federal Jobs https://www.usajobs.gov/
State Jobs in Kansas http://da.ks.gov/ps/aaa/recruitment/
Biology Jobs http://www.biologyjobs.com/