Popular Jobs for Biology Majors

jobs for biology majors
Biotechnology companies researching new medicines can offer biology grads a lucrative career, but jobs for biology majors go way beyond the lab. See PayScale's list of the most popular jobs for biology majors and their median annual salaries.

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
National Median Pay
Biologist $58,200
Chemical Laboratory Technician $42,900
Clinical Laboratory Scientist $64,400
Clinical Research Associate (CRA) $64,700
Clinical Research Coordinator $46,300
Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) $62,800
Lab Technologist $45,000
Medical / Clinical Laboratory Technician $39,500
Medical Assistant $31,100
Microbiologist $50,600
Pharmacy Technician $30,000
Project Manager, Environmental $72,200
Quality Control (QC) Specialist $43,100
Research Assistant, Medical $32,600
Research Associate, Biotechnology $61,200
Research Scientist $75,000
Research Technician $34,400
Research Technician, Biotechnology $45,200
Secondary School Teacher $49,400
Veterinary Technologist / Technician $34,000
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 sal See full methodology for more.
 
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