University of Vermont

CAS Biology Major


Alumni with a degree in Biology pursue a wide variety of careers, both directly and indirectly related to their course of study. This is a representative sample of job titles from recent UVM alumni who majored in Biology.


Job Title

Career Industry

Emergency Medical Technician Hospital
Sustainability Coordinator Applied Systems Biology Research
Research Study Assistant Higher Education
Applications Specialist, International Healthcare
Research Assistant Higher Education
Para Educator Secondary Education
Clinical Research Coordinator Hospital
Clinical Coordinator Community Health Center
Traveling Teacher Alternative Education
Research Lab Technician Higher Education Medical School
Art Director Clothing Company
Clinical Research Coordinator Hospital
Chemistry Technician Biotech
Microbiology Lab Technician Pharmaceuticals
Personal Care Provider Geriatric Care
Certified Pharmacy Technician Hospital


Recent Employers

Massachusetts General Hospital Liberty Mutual Group
City of Burlington Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
Meditech Inc. Vertex Pharmaceuticals
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Medicago USA
University of Rochester Medical Center Health and Wellness Institute

Transferable Skills

In addition to the specialized material you study in your major, you will also gain useful transferable skills. Remember: it is essential to be able to articulate the skills you have gained.

Examples of transferable skills fostered while majoring in Biology

Critical Thinking Skills Leadership and Administration Skills Communication Skills

Observe phenomena and make hypotheses and decisions
Recognizing and identifying problems and synthesizing solutions

Work with a group to reach conclusions and prove hypotheses

Enhance written and oral communication skills

Research and Investigation Skills Design and Planning Skills Information Management Skills

Data analysis
Experimenting with ideas and procedures
Operate scientific equipment
Work with faculty on funded research projects

Delegate tasks in order to get work accomplished
Present and prepare technical reports for peers and faculty

Observe and record accurate details
Organize and interpret information
Organize and maintain records

Interpersonal Skills Skills and Assessing Values Specialized Skills

Collaborate with peers and faculty in order to accomplish research goals

Clarify problems and test solutions to form adequate answers

Travel to field sites to do work with faculty
Precision under pressure
Lab research skills

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