Some areas of specialization:
- Botany and plant sciences
- Ecology and wildlife
- Marine and aquatic
- Systematic (taxonomy)
- Microbiology: bacteria, algae, fungi, molds, yeasts, viruses, protozoa
- Colleges and universities, especially colleges of agriculture and veterinary medicine
- Veterinary hospitals
- State and federal government: Departments of Agriculture, Interior, and Health
- Independent laboratories: food production, textiles, chemical, pharmaceutical, forestry products
- Zoos and aquariums
- Fish hatcheries
- Wildlife preserves and parks
- Conservation agencies
- Botanical gardens and arboretums
- Agricultural experiment stations
- Inspection agencies and control boards
- National and international environmental organizations
- Private recreation organizations
Information & Strategies
- Seek related experience through coursework, part-time jobs, internships, or volunteering.
- Conduct research or assist in research including the collection of information and samples of water, soil, plants, animals, etc.
- Join student chapters of professional organizations related to your area of interest.
- Obtain a PhD for teaching, and advanced research and management positions.