• Map Your Path to a Rewarding
    Career in Biology

    One of Massachusetts’ largest metropolitan areas, Worcester is a renowned hub of scientific research and innovation. At Worcester State, we work with local organizations that provide internships during which you can apply your classroom and laboratory training. These challenging real-world opportunities will help you sharpen your skills and gain valuable professional experience and contacts. They are why 83% of respondents to a survey of 2015 graduates said that they either agree or strongly agree that their academic program prepared them for employment.

    Sample Internship Sites
    • Abbott Laboratories
    • Accutest Corp.
    • Blue Sky BioServices
    • EcoTarium
    • Sequegen
    • Southwick’s Zoo
    • UMass Medical School
    • Westside Animal Hospital

    Whether you choose to enter graduate school or the workforce after graduation, you will have the knowledge and practical experience you need to succeed. In fact, 91% of 2015 graduates who responded to the survey reported that they are employed, enrolled in graduate school, or both. Our graduates have gone on to advanced study in fields like dentistry, medicine, nursing, physical therapy, and pharmacology. Other alumni pursue careers in animal husbandry, biotechnology, education, environmental science, and medical research. A bachelor’s degree in biology enables you to earn a median annual salary of over $72,000.

    Sample Graduate Schools
    • George Washington University
    • MCPHS University
    • Purdue Veterinary School
    • University of Colorado - Boulder
    • University of New England
    • Yale University
    Sample Recent Employers
    • EcoTarium
    • Massachusetts Audubon Society
    • Massachusetts Department of Conservation
    • Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife
    • Massachusetts Environmental Police
    • Mystic Aquarium
    • National Marine Fisheries Service
    • New England Aquarium
    • Southwick’s Zoo
    • UMass Medical Center
    Sample Careers
    • Doctor
    • Lab technician
    • Nurse practitioner
    • Pharmacist
    • Physical therapist
    • Researcher
    • Scientist
    • Teacher
    • Writer
  • Jesse Caney

    Jesse Caney testimonial image
    Class of 2017
    Biology Major
    Career goal: job as a fire ecologist
    Transfer student from Quinsigamond Community College

    Jesse Caney didn’t want to wait to graduate to get hands-on experience with fire ecology. By his senior year, he had been on the front lines fighting wildfires in California, Georgia, Nevada, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Utah. After graduating, he plans to pursue a graduate degree in wildlife conservation. As a fire ecologist, he wants to specialize in wildlife in fire-climax communities. “Fighting wildland fires appeals to me on a few levels: I can combine biology, adventure, and helping others,” he says.


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