What kinds of careers do BRR graduates have?

  • Developing new pharmaceutical products at AVI BioPharma Inc. and Bend Research Inc.
  • Environmental engineering and consulting at CH2M Hill and Sahalie
  • Conducting neurosciences, genetics, and reproductive physiology research at Oregon Health Sciences University and elsewhere
  • Assisting with air and water pollution research and regulations in the Department of Environmental Quality,
  • Water-Quality Coordinator for Columbia Riverkeeper (environmental non-profit organization)
  • Tracking ticks and tick-borne diseases for US Department of Agriculture in Washington, and with the Pesticides Division in Oregon
  • Youth Education Development for Lane County Extension
  • Natural Resource Manager and Wildlife Biologist for Bureau of Land Management and Forest Service
  • Science Educator in Alaska, Colorado, Washington and Oregon
  • Sustainable Ecosystems Educator and International Forestry Conservationist for the Peace Corps
  • graduate schools, medical schools, dental schools, and veterinary schools

100% of graduates find jobs or enter graduate/professional school within three months of graduating.

  • 60% go to graduate or professional school;
  • Others use their training to gain employment with biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, environmental consulting and engineering, teaching, science outreach, non-profits and governmental natural resource regulatory agencies.

Employment breakdown:

  • 20% Public or Private Research Support: pharmaceutical or biotechnology companies, environmental and public health related positions

    (e.g. Bend Research Inc., AVI BioPharma Inc., National Pesticide Information Center, OHSU research labs, Legacy Emanuel Hospital Toxicologist,  MD Anderson Cancer Research Hospital, state forensics, and county health positions) 
  •  20% Natural Resource Management or Environmental Consulting

    (e.g. public and private companies like BLM, USDA-NRCS and FS, Oregon Dept. Environmental Quality, Coffey Environmental labs, CH2M Hill, Sahale Engineering, Duck Creek Associates, county land use planners, water resource specialists, environmental consultants). 
  • 10% Teaching

    (e.g. science education, 4-H youth and/or extension outreach, private education and natural history or science education museum/ interpreters, etc.)
  • 5%   Volunteer or Non profit

    (e.g. Peace Corps, Columbia River Keepers, The Nature Conservancy)