Biology Careers

Medical Laboratory Specialist

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in the clinical laboratory setting is expected to grow by over 20% in the next decade this includes, but is not limited to, medical laboratory specialists.


Biotechnology jobs over the next decade should increase at about a 10% rate, the projected average rate of increase. WSU's biology graduates have the knowledge and skills to successfully compete for entry positions as ecologists, microbiologists, molecular ecologists, molecular biologists, and immunologists.

Environmental Scientist

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a 15% increase in jobs for environmental scientists and specialists over 10 years, and a 3% increase in jobs for conservationists WSU's biology department has hosted major ecology conferences and collaborates with other countries on water ecosystems (see Large River Studies Center).

Medical Scientist

It is estimated that there will be a 13% growth in medical scientists from 2012 to 2022. To meet this opportunity, the WSU Biology department has developed a program for students to perform clinical research with medical doctors at the local Winona Health Hospital. For more information, see research opportunities.