Career Profiles: Physiology

CSULB Department of Physiolog

Physiology is the Study of biological function-of how the body works, from cell to tissue, tissue to organ, organ to system and how the organism as a whole accomplishes particular tasks. The study of physiology shows you the means and method of scientific endeavors and how to understand and research the challenging and mysterious mechanisms that are responsible for the existence of life. A bachelor's degree is usually the minimum requirement for entry into the field of physiology. Relevant on-the-job training is extremely helpful for any career. It is becoming increasingly important for graduates to seek an advanced degree or specialized training, perform research, analyze data, have good written and oral communication skills and have a natural curiosity about living things.

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Career Possibilities:

Additional experience and/or education may be required

  • Chiropractor
  • Dentist
  • Medical illustrator
  • Nurse
  • Pathologist
  • Pharmacologist
  • Physical therapist
  • Physician
  • Physiologist
  • Researcher
  • Speech pathologist
  • Teacher
  • Veterinarian

Where Employed:

  • Colleges and universities
  • Governmental agencies
  • Hospitals or clinics
  • Industry
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Private and public schools
  • Publishers of technical magazines and textbooks
  • Research laboratories

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