Botany is the study of plant biology. As the first multi-cellular organisms to live on land, plants paved the way for life above the water.
Research: Conducting research; collecting data and analyzing finding; testing materials and products to determine potential concerns, reactions and interactions.
Communication: Present technical and non-technical findings in reports and presentations; verbal and public speaking communication skills; write reasoned and clear reports.
Organization and attention to detail: Independent worker, ability to meet deadlines; Inspect specimens; demonstrate precision and accuracy in data collection and observation; data, time and resource management.
Analytical and critical thinking: Gather, assess, evaluate, interpret and then communicate scientific data; knowledge of the structure and biological function of the molecules in living organisms; understanding of how to manipulate and alter genetic information.
Please note some of these positions may require further training, certification or education. Check out the occupational profiles to review the full details for the occupations that interest you at alis.alberta.ca/occinfo
Formal Career Assessments like the Strong Interest Inventory and the Myers Briggs Type Indicator can be helpful tools for your career development. These assessments have been used for decades to help individuals choose a major, explore career options during and upon completion of a degree and to further understand yourself in relationship to the world of work. Inquire with Career Services if you are interested in these formal assessments.