Careers (Non-Health Care)

Ever wonder what you could do with a major in Biology; Marine Biology; or Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution?  Following is a partial list of potential career choices.  Some of these careers may require additional education or training beyond a bachelor's degree, while others may not.  

UCLA Career Center (
Offers career counseling services, pre-professional advising services, career resource library, career workshops and events, internship and externship information.

580 Careers in Biology [download PDF]

The UCLA Career Center offers the following services:

  • Career Counseling
    • Career Planning and Job Search
    • Career Information and Exploration
    • Employment Opportunities
    • Internship and International Opportunities
  • Workshops
  • Graduate and Professional School Services
  • Ph.D. and Master's Career Services
  • Career Library
  • Employer Showcase

A partial listing of some career resources available on the web:

U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics – Occupational Outlook Handbook
Includes detailed information on hundreds of careers, including training, salaries and future employment outlook.

Careers in Forensic Science
Provides information about careers in forensics, criminal justice and law enforcement.

Careers in Marine Science
Career website hosted by Hopkins Marine Station, Stanford University

Ecological Society of America
Primary professional organization of ecologists, representing more than 10,000 scientists in the United States and worldwide

Clinical research jobs and information service.

Links to information about careers in marine science, including research stations and graduate and undergraduate programs worldwide.

Princeton University, Outdoor Action Guide to Outdoor and Environment Careers
A resource guide with information about a career working outdoors or with the environment.


Job Opportunities with the Federal Government

Department of Agriculture (
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion
Food and Nutrition Service
Food Safety and Inspection Service
Foreign Agriculture Service
Forest Service
Natural Resources Conservation Service

Department of Commerce (
National Marine Fisheries Service
Office of Protected Resources
Office of Ocean Resources Conservation and Assessment (ORCA)
Northwest Fisheries Science Center
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory

Department of Energy (
Office of Health and Environmental Research
Office of Science Education and Technical Information

Department of Health and Human Services (
National Health Information Center
Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Office of Public Health and Science
Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Office of Minority Health Resource Center

Department of the Interior (
Fish and Wildlife Service
U.S. Geological Survey
National Biological Service
National Park Service
Environmental damage assessment
Natural resource restoration
Wild Horse and Burro Program

Department of Justice (
Drug Enforcement Administration
FBI Forensic Laboratory Specialist

Department of Labor (
Mine Safety and Health Administration
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

Department of the Treasury (
U.S. Customs Service


State Personnel Board

County of Los Angeles – Job Opportunities

The City of Los Angeles – Job Opportunities

Career Opportunities at UCLA


Visit these sites for more information:

UCLA Graduate Division

UCLA Career Center – Ph.D. & Master's Career Service

Graduate Schools in California

Graduate Programs in Animal Behavior

Graduate Programs in Conservation Biology – Society for Conservation Biology

Graduate Programs in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Online Graduate Programs

Online Master's Degrees