Popular Jobs for Biology Majors

jobs for biology majors
Biology majors' knowledge of the earth and its living creatures prepares them for a variety of job opportunities. In labs, hospitals and zoos, they can make a positive difference. Plus, the trend toward greener living means that there will be even more jobs for biology majors in the future. Curious about your options? See PayScale's list of the most popular jobs for biology majors and their median annual salaries.

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 National Median Pay
Medical / Clinical Laboratory Technologist $54,100
Research Technician $34,100
Pharmacy Technician $29,600
Biotechnology Research Associate $65,400
High School Teacher $50,200
Veterinary Technologist / Technician $32,500
Biotechnology Research Scientist $79,200
Medical Research Assistant $34,000
Medical / Clinical Laboratory Technician $41,300
Microbiologist $53,400
Medical Assistant $33,400
Research Scientist $76,200
Quality Assurance Specialist $62,900
Clinical Research Coordinator $60,700
Lab Technologist $45,900
Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative $101,000
Biologist $58,900
Chemical Laboratory Technician $42,100
Environmental Scientist / Specialist, Including Health $63,200
Clinical Laboratory Scientist $70,800
Molecular Biology Research Associate $55,600
Biotechnology Research Technician $42,500
Research and Development Lab Technician $49,200
Biotechnology Quality Control Analyst $61,700
Medical / Clinical Laboratory Supervisor $67,400
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.
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