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Careers in the Life Sciences. D. L. Nelson September 2012. General Career Categories. Medicine /Vet Medicine/Dentistry Research (Basic, Applied )  Science Communication  Science Education  Science and Business/Law  Science and Public Service  Science and Natural Resources

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careers in the life sciences

Careers in the Life Sciences

D. L. Nelson

September 2012

general career categories

General Career Categories

Medicine/Vet Medicine/Dentistry

Research (Basic, Applied)

 Science Communication

 Science Education

 Science and Business/Law

 Science and Public Service

 Science and Natural Resources

Clinical and Forensic Science

science at the bench
Science at the Bench
  • Specialist (Research Technician)
  • BS or MS
  • http://www.ohr.wisc.edu/pvl/ohrpv_xr_12_post.html
  • $30,000-50,000
  • University, Industry, Government
medical paramedical
Medical / Paramedical
  • MD, DO, DVM, DDS
  • Physical Therapy
  • Vocational Therapy
  • Nursing
  • Physician’s assistant
  • Ultrasound technician
  • Sleep Clinic
  • http://www.wisconsinsleep.org/sleeplab.html
clinical chemistry or microbiology
Clinical Chemistry or Microbiology
  • Hospitals
  • State Hygiene Lab http://www.slh.wisc.edu/
  • Cytology school http://www.slh.wisc.edu/
  • Environmental Health section http://www.slh.wisc.edu/ehd/
  • Clinical Biochemistry (a medical specialty)
scientific instrument development sales service
Scientific Instrument Development, Sales & Service
  • https://www.beckmancoulter.com/HR/employment/collegerelations/recent_graduates_scientific.htm
genetic counseling
Genetic Counseling
  • UW Dept. Medical Genetics
  • MS in Genetic Counseling
  • http://www.med.wisc.edu/education/graduate-programs/genetic-counseling/main/26910
  • Coursework in
    • Human genetics
    • Personal counseling
    • Research
public health
Public Health
  • UW: http://www.pophealth.wisc.edu/
  • Global health: http://ip.cals.wisc.edu/international-certificates/certificate-in-global-health/
  • Epidemiology http://www.cdc.gov/
  • http://science.education.nih.gov/
veterinary medicine
Veterinary Medicine
  • UW: http://www.vetmed.wisc.edu/home
  • Large animal
  • Small animal
  • Exotics
  • Bird, Swine flu
ecology
Ecology
  • UW Forest and Wildlife Ecology
  • http://forestandwildlifeecology.wisc.edu/pubs/alumni/index.html
  • Limnology: inland lakes
  • http://limnology.wisc.edu/
marine biology
Marine Biology
  • http://hopkins.stanford.edu/careers.htm
  • http://www.montereybayaquarium.org/lc/kids_place/kidseq_careers.aspx
biology and computational science
Biology and Computational Science

http://www.biostat.wisc.edu/

science and art adam steinberg

Science and Art:Adam Steinberg

http://adam.steinbergs.us/

science writing alisa machalek

Science Writing: Alisa Machalek

http://science.education.nih.gov/Lifeworks.nsf/Interviews/Alisa+Machalek

non profit environmental organization john mimikakis

Non-profit Environmental OrganizationJohn Mimikakis:

http://www.edf.org/page.cfm?tagID=17873

forensics anthropology
Forensics / Anthropology

PLOS One 4(3), e4838 (2009)

combining science and law
Combining Science and Law

Robyn Perrin

Registered Patent Agent at Casimir Jones, S.C.

Freelance writer and editor

law business and biotech
Law, business and Biotech
  • UW: http://www.ms-biotech.wisc.edu/
what to do now
What to do now
  • Explore (career days, books, non-research meetings, campus clubs)
  • Network (business cards, events, internships, listservs)
  • Gather case studies (ask people how they got where they are, and what they like/dislike about it)
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