Biologists Have the Best-Ranked Jobs in America.
According to the 2002 ranking in the Jobs Rated Almanac, the best job in America is that of a biologist. The almanac rates 250 jobs based on a dozen key factors, including market demand, autonomy, salary, job security and benefits, to name just a few.
Biology is the study of the structure and function of organisms and their relationships with the biological and physical world. College of DuPage offers an array of courses in the biological sciences, including biology, botany, zoology, ecology, field biology, microbiology, and anatomy and physiology.
COD students can earn an Associate in Science degree with an emphasis in a transfer area of study, such as anatomy and physiology, biology, botany, microbiology, nursing, pre-dentistry, pre-medicine, pre-occupational therapy, pre-pharmacy, pre-physical therapy, pre-veterinary, and zoology. Upon earning a baccalaureate degree, students may then pursue graduate studies in biology or one of its subdisciplines.
Students should consult with an advisor early in their academic career and consult with prospective transfer institutions for specific course requirements.
According to the Illinois Career Information System (retrieved Aug. 28, 2008, from http://ilcis.intocareers.org), local employment opportunities in biological sciences are expected to increase faster than the overall job market, especially in the biological technology fields and health-related professions.
To learn more about career options for biologists select one of the subdisciplines below:
- Plant Biology (Botany)
- Wildlife and Conservation Biology
- Medical and Biotechnological Research
- Health Care
College of DuPage Resources:
- Career Services Center (Student Resource Center, Room 1490)
- College and Career Information Center (in College of DuPage's Library)
Health and Sciences Division
Health and Science Center (HSC), Room 1220, (630) 942-8331