A Biology degree from Elmira College will open doors for many exciting and rewarding professions that can help people and make a difference in the world.

Like many of our Elmira College Biology graduates. your degree could start you on the path to becoming a doctor, developing new products for a business, or making scientific discoveries as a researcher. You could even find yourself educating the public through work at a museum, nature center, or aquarium; as a K-12 or college level educator; or as a member of a government's health department.

Career Highlights



job growth is projected for medical scientists (except epidemiologists) between 2021-2031 (higher than average growth)

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

of Biology graduates working in the field have an advanced degree

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


Here are some of the places Elmira College graduates have contributed to with their knowledge and skills:

  • Visionworks of America
  • Bristol Myers Squibb
  • RAdata
  • Friends of the Chemung River Watershed
  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Arnot Ogden
  • Atrium Health
  • Avista Pharma
  • Bangs Ambulance
  • Bayada Home Health Care
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Biogen Idec
  • Bonneville Lock and Dam
  • Boyce Thompson Institute, Cornell Campus
  • Brigham & Women's Hospital
  • Canadian Nuclear Laboratories
  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Dolphin Quest Bermuda
  • Drexel University College of Medicine
  • Duke University
  • Everett Public Schools
  • Geisinger Medical Center
  • Glen Falls Hospital
  • Guthrie
  • HADCO Tech
  • Hanford Pharmaceuticals
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Wayland Cohocton Middle School
  • West Elmira Optical
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Hudson Headwaters Health Network
  • Inova Diagnostics
  • KSL Diagnostics
  • Lourdes Hospital
  • Maine Eye Care Associates
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Massachusetts Department of Public Health
  • Mount Saint Mary's College
  • New York State Department of Health
  • Osiris Therapeutics
  • Pace Analytical
  • Pacira Pharmaceuticals
  • Penn State Hershey Medical Center
  • Pfizer
  • Public Health Authority
  • Research Corp. of the University of Hawaii
  • Saint Jude Children's Research Hospital
  • Science & Discovery Center
  • Strong Memorial Hospital
  • SUNY Upstate Medical University
  • University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
  • University of Wisconsin
  • UPMC Susquehanna
  • Upstate University Hospital

Our alumni have worked in positions such as laboratory technician, executive director, lab operations quality manager, optometrist, physician, phlebotomy technician, associate research specialist, plastic surgeon, science communicator, environmental scientist, veterinarian, marine biology research technician, pharmaceutical manufacturing associate, chiropractor, sea lion observer, and senior associate.


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