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I graduated a year ago with a degree in biology (b.s.). I have been trying to find a job ever since. I live in cleveland, oh and the problem I keep running into is that every job is a sales job. I AM NOT A SALESPERSON!!! I am very smart and a job that does not utilize this will be short lived. I need something that allows me to make decisions and does not involve selling. Going back to school is not an option as I need money and WILL NOT move home to live with my parents. So unless it is something that allows me to go to school part time while working full time, it is not an option. I am very open minded, all I really need is decent pay, bennefits, and the ability to think for myself so I dont get bored and quit. I am currently working part time in retail, with little room for advancement as the only real position to move into is store management which is a very competitive sales position. My sales numbers are not good at all. I also work part time teaching at risk 6th graders, but i am not a licensed teacher. I do enjoy the job, but the long hours of a teacher and low pay are most likely not for me. biology is just a degree, a job with biology is not important or really even anything worth considering. Sales jobs are the only real jobs I find available.

Asked By: nigel - 9/1/2007
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There are several options that may work for you. As a recruiter in the medical field/health industry, you might be able to utilize your biology degree as far as matching job descriptions. It's not really sales, you are just offering companies a service and there is room for advancement and benefits. Here are some... More
Answered By: JobExpert - 9/1/2007
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You don't need a job, you need an income. A job is a TYPE of income, but is not the only SOURCE of income... More
Answered By: A. Qurius Muse - 9/1/2007
 
Just out of curiosity, what made you go into the study of biology? If you are getting a lot of job offers in sales positions it seems you are trying to apply for places with sales positions... which is not what I think of when I think of biology... More
Answered By: CodingAway - 9/1/2007
 
Think about what it would take to get your teaching certificate. It may not pay the world at first, but it comes with lots of benefits, one being that the school distict pays you to go back to school. Also, regular teachers have regulad days that allow you to advance and go back to school. Forthermore, go back to the... More
Answered By: petra - 9/1/2007
 
College graduate needs to know how to find a fitting job... More
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