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What Can You Do With A Degree In Biology?

BIO_lrgYou can do just about anything with a degree in biology!

As part of the College of Arts and Sciences, the Department of Biology is committed to mentoring students as they build the elemental skills that employers want: communications, analysis, problem-solving and resourcefulness.

Christy Stumbo

From Sea Squirts to Banana Slugs

Christy Stumbo (Marine Biology, ’14), who enjoyed her hands-on education, decided to become a teacher of the natural world.
Dylan Haynes

In the Emergency Room

Dylan Haynes (Biology, ’14) turned his degree into a job as a medical scribe in an emergency room—now he’s onto a career in medicine.

Here’s just a sampling of interesting jobs our recent alumni have landed:

– Specimen analyst, PeaceHealth

– Bio-pharmaceutical manufacturing technician, Genentech

– Ophthalmic technician, Retina Vitreous Macular Research Institute

– Medical scribe, Eugene Pediatric Associates

– Assistant curator of wildlife, High Desert Museum

– Medical scribe, Fertility Center of Oregon

– Contractor, Extanto Technology

– Field technician, Analytical Laboratory & Consultants

– Medical technician, Sitka Hospital

– Medical technologist, Salem Clinic

– Phlebotomotist and medical assistant, Ventama Wellness

– Research technician, MitoSciences

– Biologist, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration

– Dentist prosthodontics, Tokyo Medical & Dental University

– Office coordinator, Coram Health Care

– Fish passage biologist, Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife

– Territory manager, SpectraCell Labratories

– Molecular biologist and biochemist, Marker Gene Technologies

– Science teacher, Sherwood School District 88J

– Scientist II, Life Technologies Corporation

– Research faculty, University of Colorado

– Foreign service officer, U.S. Department of State

– Lab manager, Floragenex

– Researcher, Oregon Health & Science University


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