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Careers

Discover Career Opportunities

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.

Laurier Grads Are Successful

Laurier Graduate Survey Results (2021)

Respondents from the Laurier Graduate Survey conducted by Career Centre. Graduates were surveyed within 12 months of graduation.

14 Honours Science Graduates:

  • Pursuing Further Education: 57.1%
  • Employed: 42.9%

Sample Further Education Programs within the First Year After Graduation

  • Doctor: Medicine.
  • Master’s degree: Biology, Business Administration, Health Sciences.

Sample Jobs within the First Year After Graduation

  • social media and digital marketing associate
  • personal banking associate

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.