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Careers

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Sample Career Options

Note: Additional training and education may be required.

  • bioinformatics specialist
  • business analyst
  • dentist
  • epidemiologist
  • environmental consultant
  • forensics laboratory manager
  • health policy analyst
  • industrial hygienist
  • laboratory technician
  • naturopath
  • optometrist
  • pharmacist/pharmacologist
  • physician
  • physiotherapist
  • policy analyst
  • professor
  • quality assurance manager
  • regulatory affairs associate
  • research coordinator
  • teacher
  • technical sales representative
  • technical/science writer
  • veterinarian

Sample Industries / Types of Employers

  • agricultural agencies
  • animal conservation agencies
  • biotechnology companies
  • educational institutions
  • environmental organizations
  • food/beverage manufacturers
  • food/drug consulting firms
  • government
  • hospitals/clinics
  • medical/health organizations
  • pharmaceutical industry
  • research institutions
  • science journals
  • testing laboratories

Online Resources

More career resources are available through Navigator.

Develop Your Knowledge and Skills

Employers identify these competencies as very important when recruiting entry-level candidates. As a Laurier student, you gain these skills through the opportunities available to you.

Functional Knowledge

  • Apply the principles of the scientific process – observation, hypothesis making, experimentation, data collection, analysis and interpretation, to formulate and test ideas using an objective and analytical focus.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the impacts of scientific discovery and technological innovation on society, including economic, social, and ethical impacts.
  • Demonstrate fundamental laboratory skills and safe laboratory practices.
  • Discover how information is sourced, valued and used in creating new knowledge..

Collaboration/Teamwork 

  • Work effectively as part of a team by identifying your role and contributing, leading, teaching, motivating and/or encouraging others for team success.
  • Oversee, lead and/or contribute to a project including determining goals, planning details, making decisions and completing tasks.
  • Demonstrate professional behaviour and an understanding of individual perspectives and diversity.

Communication 

  • Communicate ideas effectively both verbally and in writing to the scientific community and non-scientific communities.
  • Probe for information by asking questions and listening, and engage in constructive conversations.
  • Prepare interesting and informative reports and presentations for diverse audiences using current technology.

Critical Thinking and Problem Solving 

  • Identify and access a wide range of relevant information and resources.
  • Learn, understand and critically interpret information and apply knowledge to new situations.
  • Set priorities, meet deadlines and manage time, data and resources.
  • Analyze and evaluate data to discuss, support and/or question ideas, opinions, reports, theories and proposals.
  • Make well-reasoned decisions, think creatively, identify and consider all sides of an issue.