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Popular Jobs for Biology Majors

Finding a connection between your interests and your career goals is no easy feat, but seeing what jobs are out there for specific majors is a good start. See the most popular jobs for biology majors, as reported by PayScale.


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Jobs ranked by popularity among graduates. Annual pay for Bachelors graduates without higher degrees from all colleges. See full methodology for more.

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Popular Jobs for Biology Majors - Full List
Popular Jobs for Biology MajorsMedian Salary All U.S.
Research Associate, Biotechnology$57,600
Medical / Clinical Laboratory Technologist$51,400
Research Assistant, Medical$32,600
High School Teacher$47,900
Clinical Research Associate (CRA)$69,300
Clinical Research Coordinator$51,100
Veterinary Technologist / Technician$33,000
Microbiologist$51,300
Quality Assurance Manager$75,100
Chemist$54,400
Sales Representative, Pharmaceuticals$100,000
Administrative Assistant$34,100
Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPHT)$30,500
Environmental Scientist / Specialist, Including Health$57,500
Project Manager, Environmental$71,200
Retail Store Manager$51,500
Project Manager, Pharmaceuticals$95,700
Laboratory Analyst, Chemical$44,300
Secondary School Teacher$45,700
Biologist$54,900
Operations Manager$70,600
Registered Nurse (RN)$61,900
Methodology
All data is limited to those with a Bachelor's degree and no higher degrees who work full-time in the United States. Jobs are listed in order of relative popularity amongst graduates with a Bachelor's degree in the given major from any college. Median salary for each job title is for individuals with any major who have a typical amount of experience at that job. Salary is the sum of compensation from base salary, bonuses, profit sharing, commissions, and overtime, if applicable. Salary does not include equity (stock) compensation. This chart is based upon PayScale Salary Survey data, and may not represent all individuals in these categories. See full methodology for more.