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What Can I Do With This Major for Majors in Cell Biology & Neuroscience



Rutgers University offers the Cell Biology and Neuroscience major through the Division of Life Sciences. Students in this program complete coursework related to Biology, Chemistry, Genetics, Calculus, Physics, and Statistics. The major objective of this program is to prepare students for graduate studies in cell biology and neuroscience, entry into professional schools in medicine, dentistry or other health related fields, or employment in industrial and pharmaceutical companies.

While most graduates work in a related occupation and eventually obtain an advanced degree, others choose another direction. Many careers do not require a specific major but rather a wide range of demonstrated skills and accomplishments. Regardless of your career choices, increase your marketability to employers through internships, responsible work experience, good grades and involvement in college activities. A bachelor's degree is sufficient for advanced technician jobs in the medical field, lab/research assistant positions, or testing and inspection jobs. An advanced degree is required for most other positions in the scientific field.

A Sample Of Related Occupations

Argonomist Geneticist Physician Assistant
Biochemist Government Researcher Physiologist
Biomedical Electronics Technician Hospital Administrator Plant Geneticist
Biophysicist Industrial Hygenist Product Specialist
Biostatistician Instrumentation Technician Professor/Educator
Biotechnologist Laboratory Manager Project Manager
Botanist Laboratory Technician Public Health Assistant
Cell Biologist Marine Biologist Quality Control Specialist
Cell Culture Specialist Medical Doctor R&D Manager
Clinical Quality Auditor Medical Illustrator Regulatory Manager
Clinical Researcher Medical Technologist Research Asst.
Crop Physiologist Medical Writer Research Coordinator
Data Management Director Microbiologist Scientific Communications Specialist
Dentist Mycologist Scientific Librarian
Ecologist Neuroscientist Senior Research Scientist
Embryologist Parasitologist Technical Writer
Entomologist Patent Specialist Toxicologist
Environ. Health Educator Pathologist Veterinarian
Environ. Impact Analyst Pharmaceutical Sales Rep. Wildlife Biologist
Fisheries Biologist Pharmacologist Zoologist
Food & Drug Inspector Physicial Therapist .

Types of Employers


Private & Nonprofit Organizations
Biopharmacuetical Companies Environmental Consulting Firms Pharmaceutical Companies
Biotechnology Firms Food Manufacturers Research Foundations
Clinics Health Care Producers Scientific Journals
Consulting Firms Hospitals Testing Labs
Educational Institutions Manufacturing Firms .


Government Agencies
Administration of Developmental Disabilities Food and Drug Administration Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry NJ State Department of Health Peace Corps/AmeriCorps
Centers for Disease Control National Institutes of Health Public Health Service
Department of Agriculture National Ocean Service U.S. Forest Service
Environmental Protection Agency National Park Service Water Resource Council
Fish and Wildlife Service National Science Foundation .

Jobs Obtained by Rutgers Graduates


First Jobs of Recent Graduates - Cell Biology & Neuroscience
Organization Job Title


Jobs of Experienced Alumni - Cell Biology & Neuroscience
Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company Financial Advisor

Medical Staffing Services Project Manager

Rutgers University Senior Lab Technician

DPC Technical Service Specialist

Kaplan Test Prep Teacher

Graduate Schools Attended


Institution Degree Field
Duke University JD Patent Law

Kansas City University of Medicine MD

Kean University MS Biotechnology

MIT PhD Behavioral Neuroscience

Mount Sinai Grad. School of Biological Sciences PhD Neuroscience

New England College of Optometry

New York College of Osteopathic Medicine

UMDNJ PhD Biological Sciences

UMDNJ New Jersey Dental School

UMDNJ New Jersey Medical School MD

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