Career possibilities

The world is changing rapidly and so is the full range of career opportunities that await. Armed with the necessary knowledge and skills, graduates pursue careers in jobs such as:

What are my career possibilities?

  • Agronomist
  • Animal Scientist
  • Bacteriologist
  • Biochemist
  • Bioinformatician
  • Biomedical Researcher
  • Consultant
  • Data Analyst
  • Fish and Wildlife Technician
  • Food Technologist
  • Forensic Biotechnologist
  • Forensic Specialist
  • Genetics Counsellor
  • High School Teacher
  • Instructor (college, university)
  • Laboratory Manager
  • Molecular Biologist
  • Pharmacist/Pharmacy Assistant
  • Public Health Microbiologist
  • Quality Assurance Technician
  • Quality Control Microbiology Analyst
  • Research Assistant
  • Laboratory Technician (research, clinical, pharmacy, government)
  • Sales Representative
  • Science Writer/Journalist
  • Technical Analyst
  • Technical Writer
  • Toxicologist
  • Virologist

Note: This list is not exhaustive. Some careers listed may require further education, training, designations and/or experience.
Students graduating with an MBB degree may pursue further studies in Graduate School or Professional Schools (eg. Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Veterinary, Law)

Potential work environments

  • Biotechnology and energy firms
  • College, university, private School
  • Crime labs or other forensic science lab
  • Diagnostic & quality testing Labs
  • Fish and wildlife industries
  • Government agencies (municipal, provincial, federal)
  • Hospitals and other health care agencies
  • Industrial/chemical manufacturing companies
  • Inspection & monitoring agencies/boards
  • Microbiology consulting firms
  • Mining companies
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Public & private research fields (agricultural, chemical, environmental)
  • Publishing agencies (newspaper, magazine, book, online)
  • Science-specific recruitment agencies
  • Technical supply companies
  • Water testing/treatment organizations