Popular Jobs for Biology Majors

jobs for biology majors
From studying sea anemones to treating critical-care patients, there are plenty of job opportunities for biology majors. Plus, the trend toward green services and energy will mean even more jobs for biology majors in the future. Curious about what your options are? See PayScale's list of the most popular jobs for biology majors.

Methodology
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 Majors Median Salary All U.S.
Research Associate, Biotechnology $60,300
Medical / Clinical Laboratory Technologist $54,500
Research Laboratory Technician $35,200
Pharmacy Technician $31,600
High School Teacher $49,400
Research Assistant, Medical $33,300
Veterinary Technologist / Technician $35,600
Registered Nurse (RN) $64,500
Clinical Research Associate (CRA) $58,900
Microbiologist $52,500
Chemical Laboratory Technician $46,400
Biologist $58,800
Research Scientist $74,300
Administrative Assistant $34,800
Retail Store Manager $52,500
Medical Assistant $32,800
Environmental Scientist / Specialist, Including Health $61,300
Lab Technologist $41,900
Clinical Laboratory Scientist $68,400
Sales Representative, Pharmaceuticals $103,000
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.