Career Opportunities

Biology is defined as the study of life. Career options for biology majors are as almost as varied and amazing as life itself. Earning your associate degree in biology at Inver Hills open doors to innumerable occupations, from park ranger to forensic scientist to biology professor to genetic counselor to nurse practitioner to biomedical engineer to biochemist.

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Transferrable Biology Skills

  • Understanding the scientific method
  • Setting up experiments
  • Using scientific equipment
  • Applying laboratory techniques and procedures
  • Gathering, organizing and analyzing data

Agriculture Careers

Careers in Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (AFNR)

Do you want to feed the world? Save the planet? Preserve our air, water, soil, and climate for future generations?

Agriculture is the career path that gives you every opportunity to accomplish all of the above. Today’s agriculture includes food, fiber, renewable fuel, natural resources, and environmental science.

Whether you want to work in a field, a lab, an office, or another setting, there's a huge need for trained professionals. Ag encompasses disciplines, including biology, chemistry, forestry, production, communication, business, accounting, engineering, and more. Demand is high and so are salaries.

Why consider a career in AFNR?
  • Average starting salary more than $50,000 per year
  • 94 percent placement rate for Minnesota AFNR grads
  • Agriculture is Minnesota's second-largest employer of college graduates
  • Industry hires an average of 2,200 positions per month
  • AFNR employs more than one billion people in the world
  • By 2050, we will have more than 9 billion people to feed

Inver Hills and CHS are partnering to help students who pursue careers in agriculture, food and natural resources. Apply for the CHS Aspire, Accelerate, Advance! Scholarship for Agriculture Careers.

Learn more about agriculture, food, and natural resources career pathways as well as transfer partners, on-campus projects, internships, scholarships, and more by contacting:

Kristin Digulio
Biology Faculty

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