Biological/Pre-Medical Illustration

Careers in bpmi

Careers for Biological/Pre-Medical Illustration graduates are available in these settings:

  • Private
    • Freelance
  • Institutional
    • Museums
    • Medical
  • Corporate
    • Advertising agencies
    • Textbook publishing companies
  • Public practice
    • Government agencies such as the National Animal Disease Center, Centers for Disease Control and Preventio

The following career paths reflect specific positions pursued by recent BPMI graduates from Iowa State University, and do not represent a comprehensive list of the possible career choices available to someone with a BPMI degree. Please note that some careers require additional education beyond the Bachelor's degree.

  • Scientific illustration (including in anthropology, archaeology, entomology, histology, ichthyology, meteorology, ornithology, paleontology)
  • Medical illustration (including surgical, embryological, molecular and genetic; and for patient education, healthcare provider training and instruction) (may require additional education)
  • Two- and three-dimensional animation
  • Software design/development
  • Multimedia art
  • Art direction
  • Cartography
  • Production, studio or wildlife art
  • University and college teaching, research and administration (requires additional education)