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Visit Emporia State University's website at http://www.emporia.edu/biosci/carebiol.htm to investigate careers in biology. Select two to investigate and briefly describe what you learned about each. Make sure to include the following in your post:

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Re: 3rd Hour - Careers in Biology

Post  krazedxasylum on Tue Jan 04, 2011 5:58 pm

After researching, i have found that the two most appealing careers are a career in Human Genetics. The average/projected salary for a human genetisist is approximately 95,000 dollars a year. This average pay rate definately intrests me. Also the describtion of the job of working with Human D.N.A has always interested me. The average amount of schooling needed for this career field is four semester's and one summer session. THis is with thirty credit hours per semester. Another career that i would choose is phisiology. I would work in the phisiology field because my mom studied anatomy and phisiology and also because the human body is a fine instrument that should be used properly. This has an average salary of 22,000 to 30,000 dollars per year. It requires an average of 269 college hours of study.
These two careers of Phisiology and Human Genetics are the two careers i would follow through with a degree in Biology.

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Admin wrote:Visit Emporia State University's website at http://www.emporia.edu/biosci/carebiol.htm to investigate careers in biology. Select two to investigate and briefly describe what you learned about each. Make sure to include the following in your post:

1. Name of career
2. Number of years of education required
3. Projected salary
4. Reasoning/motivation for invesitgating this career

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Ok first off, physiology caught my attention the most. It is the study of the bodies functions and makeup. In this field it seems like it will be a long lasting career. We will always need people to study the body and it reaction to different conditions. This study can help us see how the body reacts to space travel and deep sea travel. Both of those types of travels are becoming and remaining big now-a-days. This job pays an average salary of 22,000 to 30,000 dollars per year, and it requires 269 college hours to become a physiologist. It sound captivating and I know when I join this field I will be saving lives everyday and finding new ways to help heal the body and make the body work for you!!!
The next profession that I was interested in was a genetics laboratory technician. They study human DNA in things like forensics and tracing peoples' DNA back decades and centuries. This job usually takes 4 years to get. The job pays an average of $18000-$36000 a year. It seems like it would be fun to study peoples genes and trace them or find out who killed someone at a crime scene.
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Post  penguin94 on Tue Jan 04, 2011 11:40 pm

It was hard to find info on the sites i visited, but anyway, i found that physiology and oceanography interested me the most out of all of the jobs. i love the ocean and i think the human body is interesting so that is why i gravitated towards those jobs. for physiology, one has to get a bachelor degree in college and the salary was $22-30,000 per year! thats alot! oceanography also requires a bachelor degree and the salary varies depending on the types of jobs that you would be doing.
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Re: 3rd Hour - Careers in Biology

Post  aMAIZEing94 on Wed Jan 05, 2011 1:08 am

One career that interests me is one as a biologist. There are many jobs I can have if I study biology. The best jobs in biological sciences require a Ph.D. Salaries can start at $33,000 and as biologists gain years of experience and educationk, some are able to recieve as much as $103,000. My motivation for choosing this career is the fact that I will be studying life and finding solutions to make it better. Another interesting career was one in genetics. In order to be active in research and development, it will require a Ph.D or M.D. Geneticists can earn over $90,000. My motivation is the fact that I will be working with DNA and solving its puzzles... and I like puzzles! bounce I love you Very Happy

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fun!

Post  penguin94 on Wed Jan 05, 2011 5:26 pm

aMAIZEing94 wrote:One career that interests me is one as a biologist. There are many jobs I can have if I study biology. The best jobs in biological sciences require a Ph.D. Salaries can start at $33,000 and as biologists gain years of experience and educationk, some are able to recieve as much as $103,000. My motivation for choosing this career is the fact that I will be studying life and finding solutions to make it better. Another interesting career was one in genetics. In order to be active in research and development, it will require a Ph.D or M.D. Geneticists can earn over $90,000. My motivation is the fact that I will be working with DNA and solving its puzzles... and I like puzzles! bounce I love you Very Happy

I never really thought of genetics as especially fun, but now that you've mentioned it, it sounds pretty cool Smile
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Re: 3rd Hour - Careers in Biology

Post  gamerdude94 on Wed Jan 05, 2011 6:01 pm

The two careers that interested me were zookeeping and behavioral biology. Zookeeping is exactly what it sounds like but still requires at least bachelors degree. Zookeepers make about 40,000 dollars a year. I think it would be fun to study and take care of exotic animals. The next career that interested me was behavioral biology. This is a career that focuses on certain traits of specimens related to instincts or reasons of why they do things. This career takes at least a masters to start or a PHD to be really good. This is interesting because it would be cool to figure out why certain species do things.

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careers.....

Post  tw33tybirdn3rd on Wed Jan 05, 2011 6:42 pm

Name of career: Physiology
Number of years of education required: doctorate of philosophy in biology but an bachelors or masters is acceptable
Projected salary: around $32,000
Reasoning/motivation for invesitgating this career: I feel that this career is something I could really be interested in, it is also something that I am already starting to learn and you are learning the way of the body and teaching it to others and helping them with their body.


Name of career: Forensic Science
Number of years of education required: 2 years of specialized training or an associate degree, or a bachelors, practice with up-to-date equipment is required
Projected salary: starting at $51,000
Reasoning/motivation for invesitgating this career: I feel that this is a great career, I love what they do and how they help solve crimes, I hope it is like the show. (lol)

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Re: 3rd Hour - Careers in Biology

Post  tw33tybirdn3rd on Wed Jan 05, 2011 6:44 pm

gamerdude94 wrote:The two careers that interested me were zookeeping and behavioral biology. Zookeeping is exactly what it sounds like but still requires at least bachelors degree. Zookeepers make about 40,000 dollars a year. I think it would be fun to study and take care of exotic animals. The next career that interested me was behavioral biology. This is a career that focuses on certain traits of specimens related to instincts or reasons of why they do things. This career takes at least a masters to start or a PHD to be really good. This is interesting because it would be cool to figure out why certain species do things.


zookeeping sounds like fun, working with animals all day lol one thing i would absolutely hate is working with snakes eww they make my skin crawl.

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Post  tw33tybirdn3rd on Wed Jan 05, 2011 6:45 pm

aMAIZEing94 wrote:One career that interests me is one as a biologist. There are many jobs I can have if I study biology. The best jobs in biological sciences require a Ph.D. Salaries can start at $33,000 and as biologists gain years of experience and educationk, some are able to recieve as much as $103,000. My motivation for choosing this career is the fact that I will be studying life and finding solutions to make it better. Another interesting career was one in genetics. In order to be active in research and development, it will require a Ph.D or M.D. Geneticists can earn over $90,000. My motivation is the fact that I will be working with DNA and solving its puzzles... and I like puzzles! bounce I love you Very Happy


genticists is cool, i saw some things they do thats sound like something alot of people who love biology should do, i would try it out lol

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Post  Richiee12 on Wed Jan 05, 2011 9:14 pm

I've decided to choose a career in oceanography, Biological Oceanographer. A bachelor's degree is the minimum requirement for beginning positions, but of course a doctoral degree is required for teaching in college. Salaries range from $36,790-$86,620. I found an interest in this job because I've always been interested in marine life. As a child I had a 55 gallon salt water fish tank with many kinds of fish from the oceans all over the world. My eyes stayed glued to the tank. Its always been an excitement for me.

The second career I chose was in forensic science, Forensic Scientist. A four-year degree in physics, biology, microbiology, chemistry, medical technology, or genetics, is required in order to obtain an entry-level job in forensic science and experience in a laboratory is sometimes required too. With experience, forensic scientists may eventually earn annual salaries between $35,000 and $50,000. I've been interested in criminal justice since I was a child too. My mom has always watched CSI and Forensic Files and even now I watch First 48. Crime and its investigations are intense, yet very interesting to me.

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Marine Biology?....Botany?

Post  Suga-Mama on Wed Jan 05, 2011 9:28 pm

One of the first jobs i was interested in was marine biology. Marine biology is the study of marine animals and ocean ecosystems, which is really interesting to me. I have always loved the ocean and all the animals that inhabit it. To become a sucessful marine biologist you need to have a Master's or Ph.D in marine biology. This would take about 4-6 years of college. On average, marine biologists make about $50,000-$90,000 a year, but that is only if you have enough experience and a high level degree.
I also looked at botany for a career in biology. Botany is the study of plants. Botany is intersting to me because i have always wanted to understand how plants evolved and what makes them different from animals. I've always wanted to learn how plants "work". Botanist can make from $33,000-$142,000 a year. The ones who make over 100,000 are highly specialized and have loads of experience and Ph.D degrees. It would take about 6-8 years in college to get a Ph.D in botany and in marine biology, but both subjects sound really intersting to me.
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Botany and Physiology = 2 great career choices :)

Post  RylesTuesday on Thu Jan 06, 2011 12:31 am

Out of my investigation of careers in the field of biology I have found that Botany is a very interesting subject. a Botanist studies plant life. This is a very wide range of different specialist and scientific careers. To be a botanist you should take college prep classes in all of your course work, have extra curricular activites and be informed about the programs and courses you want to take in college. in college you should take get a broad general education in language, arts, humanities and the social sciences in addition to specializing in plant biology. most colleges will have you take a core botany course before you go on to specialized botany classes. the rate of pay for a botanist is a variety of amounts. The American Institute for Biological Science 2003 salary survey states that for people with less than one year of experience was estimated at $33,000 and for those with 30 years or more $108,000. The median for all positions without supervisory responsibilities was $48,000 and for those supervising 10 or more professional and sub professional employees, the median income was $126,500. I would want to become a botanist or have a career dealing with botany because plant can deal so many things. It can go from microbiology with bacteria and cells to discovering new plants and finding new medical advancements to help with diseases. It can deal with stopping pollution also. I think botanist help the world because they investigate what helps give us oxygen to breathe. The 2nd career choice I researched was Physiology. Physiiology is the study of life. It's the study of how genes, cells, tissues, and organisms function. The education required for this field is to begin with with an undergraduate major in science or liberal arts with a focus on science. Masters or Bachelor degrees usually have supervision from senior physiologists. To teach or have your own laboratory group usually needs a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree. For salary expectations a bachelors degree makes $30,000 for university and $50,000 for industry, masters degree would be $35,000 for university and $56,000 for industry, and industry senior scientists is $78,000. I would become a physiologist because it is about what us as humans are made up of. It is helpful to cure diseases of humans and animals and the ability to adapt to new environments. It can be new drug discoveries and treatments for pharmeceutical purposes. I like physiology because it can be a way to help the world by better understanding of the way life functions. cyclops Very Happy
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Re: 3rd Hour - Careers in Biology

Post  iluvowls on Thu Jan 06, 2011 12:54 am

One of the careers i chose was animal behaviorist. They usually do studies on what causes animals to act a certain way and they find out good living conditions for animals. They usually have to receive a phd and their salaries range from places of employment. I chose to read about this career because I love animals and I find animal behavior interesting. The other career I read about was a clinical geneticist. They need to recieve an md and their responsibilities are to study genetics of people before they are born. I chose this career to read about because I have always been interested in how people bocome who they are

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hmmm this really made me think

Post  calientelabios234 on Thu Jan 06, 2011 1:54 am

The first career that interested me was the field of microbiology. Of course you need a high school diploma, and schooling takes about 4 to 7 years to complete. The projected salary is about 97,000 a year. The second career that interested me was physiology. This field seems a little more challenging to finish. You need to have completed 6 to 8 years of school with experience and an internship. The projected salary is about 109,000 dollars a year.
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Re: 3rd Hour - Careers in Biology

Post  aMAIZEing94 on Thu Jan 06, 2011 10:13 am

gamerdude94 wrote:The next career that interested me was behavioral biology. This is a career that focuses on certain traits of specimens related to instincts or reasons of why they do things. This career takes at least a masters to start or a PHD to be really good. This is interesting because it would be cool to figure out why certain species do things.

A career in behavioral biology does sound interesting. I also think it would be fun to be able to know specifically why species act in a certain way.

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Post  aMAIZEing94 on Thu Jan 06, 2011 10:19 am

Richiee12 wrote: The second career I chose was in forensic science, Forensic Scientist. A four-year degree in physics, biology, microbiology, chemistry, medical technology, or genetics, is required in order to obtain an entry-level job in forensic science and experience in a laboratory is sometimes required too. With experience, forensic scientists may eventually earn annual salaries between $35,000 and $50,000. I've been interested in criminal justice since I was a child too. My mom has always watched CSI and Forensic Files and even now I watch First 48. Crime and its investigations are intense, yet very interesting to me.

I watch those shows too. Wink Forensic scientists should definitely be proud of what they do because it does not seem easy. They have to find missing puzzle pieces in order to solve crimes. I agree that it is intense and it can be fun as well. sunny

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hard to choose....

Post  PaulyD on Thu Jan 06, 2011 1:51 pm

1st choice- Oceanography
Number of years of education required- A bachelor's degree is the minimum requirement for beginning positions.
a doctoral degree is required for teaching in college
Projected salary- Salaries range from $36,790-$86,620
Reasoning- i chose oceanography because growing up and living near the ocean i always wanted to know more about the ocean and its marine life. i love the water so this job would be perfectly suited for me and i love animals.

2nd choice-Marine Biology, the scientific study of organisms in the ocean or other marine or brackish bodies of water
Number of years of education required-
To become a sucessful marine biologist you need to have a Master's or Ph.D in marine biology. This would take about 4-6 years of college.
Projected salary-about $50,000-$90,000 a year
Reasoning-I have always loved the ocean and all the animals that inhabit.
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Post  PaulyD on Thu Jan 06, 2011 5:18 pm

iluvowls wrote:One of the careers i chose was animal behaviorist. They usually do studies on what causes animals to act a certain way and they find out good living conditions for animals. They usually have to receive a phd and their salaries range from places of employment. I chose to read about this career because I love animals and I find animal behavior interesting. The other career I read about was a clinical geneticist. They need to recieve an md and their responsibilities are to study genetics of people before they are born. I chose this career to read about because I have always been interested in how people bocome who they are

Animal behaviorist sounds like good choice to me because i love animals and studying them and hanging out with all the diffrent kinds could really be great rewarding experience. Smile
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Post  PaulyD on Thu Jan 06, 2011 5:26 pm

Richiee12 wrote: I've decided to choose a career in oceanography, Biological Oceanographer. A bachelor's degree is the minimum requirement for beginning positions, but of course a doctoral degree is required for teaching in college. Salaries range from $36,790-$86,620. I found an interest in this job because I've always been interested in marine life. As a child I had a 55 gallon salt water fish tank with many kinds of fish from the oceans all over the world. My eyes stayed glued to the tank. Its always been an excitement for me.

The second career I chose was in forensic science, Forensic Scientist. A four-year degree in physics, biology, microbiology, chemistry, medical technology, or genetics, is required in order to obtain an entry-level job in forensic science and experience in a laboratory is sometimes required too. With experience, forensic scientists may eventually earn annual salaries between $35,000 and $50,000. I've been interested in criminal justice since I was a child too. My mom has always watched CSI and Forensic Files and even now I watch First 48. Crime and its investigations are intense, yet very interesting to me.

oceanography is my top pick too. i just love the ocean and the marine life and the animals that get to live in that amazing world. sunny
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hiiiiiiiii.

Post  RylesTuesday on Fri Jan 07, 2011 12:06 am

Suga-Mama wrote:One of the first jobs i was interested in was marine biology. Marine biology is the study of marine animals and ocean ecosystems, which is really interesting to me. I have always loved the ocean and all the animals that inhabit it. To become a sucessful marine biologist you need to have a Master's or Ph.D in marine biology. This would take about 4-6 years of college. On average, marine biologists make about $50,000-$90,000 a year, but that is only if you have enough experience and a high level degree.
I also looked at botany for a career in biology. Botany is the study of plants. Botany is intersting to me because i have always wanted to understand how plants evolved and what makes them different from animals. I've always wanted to learn how plants "work". Botanist can make from $33,000-$142,000 a year. The ones who make over 100,000 are highly specialized and have loads of experience and Ph.D degrees. It would take about 6-8 years in college to get a Ph.D in botany and in marine biology, but both subjects sound really intersting to me.

i liked the marine biology too Smile i would want to be a marine biologist because i would want to learn and help solve problems dealing with the ocean since it covers so much of the Earth.
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Post  RylesTuesday on Fri Jan 07, 2011 12:09 am

tw33tybirdn3rd wrote:Name of career: Physiology
Number of years of education required: doctorate of philosophy in biology but an bachelors or masters is acceptable
Projected salary: around $32,000
Reasoning/motivation for invesitgating this career: I feel that this career is something I could really be interested in, it is also something that I am already starting to learn and you are learning the way of the body and teaching it to others and helping them with their body.


Name of career: Forensic Science
Number of years of education required: 2 years of specialized training or an associate degree, or a bachelors, practice with up-to-date equipment is required
Projected salary: starting at $51,000
Reasoning/motivation for invesitgating this career: I feel that this is a great career, I love what they do and how they help solve crimes, I hope it is like the show. (lol)

haha, i hope it would be like the shows too. i bet it's wayyyyyy more boring than that though. but i liked physiology too. i think it would be a great way to learn more about the functioning of life and how connected everything is.
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Post  Richiee12 on Fri Jan 07, 2011 6:13 pm

calientelabios234 wrote: The second career that interested me was physiology. This field seems a little more challenging to finish. You need to have completed 6 to 8 years of school with experience and an internship. The projected salary is about 109,000 dollars a year.

It kind of amazes me that not too many fields in biology make six figures. I had no idea the field of physiology paid six figures nor have I heard anyone who went into this field.

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Post  Richiee12 on Fri Jan 07, 2011 6:15 pm

PaulyD wrote:1st choice- Oceanography
Number of years of education required- A bachelor's degree is the minimum requirement for beginning positions.
a doctoral degree is required for teaching in college
Projected salary- Salaries range from $36,790-$86,620
Reasoning- i chose oceanography because growing up and living near the ocean i always wanted to know more about the ocean and its marine life. i love the water so this job would be perfectly suited for me and i love animals.

2nd choice-Marine Biology, the scientific study of organisms in the ocean or other marine or brackish bodies of water
Number of years of education required-
To become a sucessful marine biologist you need to have a Master's or Ph.D in marine biology. This would take about 4-6 years of college.
Projected salary-about $50,000-$90,000 a year
Reasoning-I have always loved the ocean and all the animals that inhabit.



Who wouldve thought the field of biology pays so little. At least I know not to go in that field, as if I was going to anyway. lol Laughing Kind of makes you wonder.. Ms. Hancocks checks must be distorted.

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Post  gamerdude94 on Fri Jan 07, 2011 6:48 pm

penguin94 wrote:It was hard to find info on the sites i visited, but anyway, i found that physiology and oceanography interested me the most out of all of the jobs. i love the ocean and i think the human body is interesting so that is why i gravitated towards those jobs. for physiology, one has to get a bachelor degree in college and the salary was $22-30,000 per year! thats alot! oceanography also requires a bachelor degree and the salary varies depending on the types of jobs that you would be doing.

I think oceanography would be a good career. It looks like it would never get boring with all of the exotic stuff in the ocean

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