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Centre for Career and Personal Development Degree Profiles

These degree profiles look at potential jobs, key skills & atributes, associations & professional development and great books which relate to each degree and its potential career path.


Neuroscience is a rapidly expanding branch of the life sciences that deals with the form, function, development and evolution, as well as disease and repair of nervous systems.

Key Skills & Knowledge

Investigative and research skills: collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data; Design experiments and develop theories

Logical reasoning including critical and analytical thinking: Interpretation and explanation of scientific research; Aptitude for lifelong learning

Technical: Operating scientific and lab equipment, technical proficiency and familiarity with safety training; Attention to detail, careful inspection of specimens

Oral and written communication skills: presenting technical and scientific data and ideas clearly; Technical and scientific report writing

Problem solving skills: identifying problems and developing solutions; decision making skills; Organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines

Teamwork skills: the ability to oversee, supervise and/or contribute to a project

Work independently: maintain self-motivation

Sample Job Titles

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 

  • Addictions Worker
  • Analyst Clinical Research
  • Artificial Intelligence/Robotics
  • Biochemical Researcher
  • Biochemist 
  • Bioinformatics Specialist
  • Biological Researcher
  • Biologist
  • Biomedical Engineer
  • Biostatistician 
  • Biotechnology Assistant
  • Clinical Research Assistant
  • Crisis Intervention Worker
  • Editor
  • Genetic Counsellor 
  • Geneticist 
  • Industrial Lab Researcher
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Life Skills Instructor
  • Market Researcher
  • Medical Lab Research Assistant
  • Medical Researcher
  • Medicine Technologist
  • Mental Health Worker
  • Microbiologist
  • Neurochemist 
  • Neurologist 
  • Neuropsychologist 
  • Outplacement Counsellor
  • Pathologist
  • Pharmaceutical Researcher
  • Psychiatrist 
  • Public Health Officer
  • Rehabilitation Counsellor/Specialist
  • Research Biologist
  • Science Journalist
  • Technical Writer
  • Toxicologist
  • Veterinarian
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Worker
  • Youth Worker

Potential Industries

  • Biochemistry
  • Biomedical Technology
  • Biotechnology/Chemical Industries
  • Community Centres
  • Consulting Firms
  • Criminology
  • Education
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Epidemiology (Health Administration & Public Health)
  • Government
  • Healthcare
  • Industrial Organizations
  • Mental Health Support
  • Microbiology
  • Neurology
  • Palliative & Hospice Care
  • Personal Support Work
  • Pharmaceutical Sales
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychology
  • Public Health
  • Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Research Institutions
  • Software Development
  • Statistics
  • Technical Writing

Did you know?

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.


Key Contacts

Faculty Contact
Telephone:  403-220-8367
Fax:  403-210-8126
Location: Science B 149 (SB 149)

Clubs on Campus:

Neuroscience Students' Association

Women in Science and Engineering

Career Services

MacEwan Student Centre, Room 188
T: 403.220.8020