The PayScale College Salary Report includes a diverse range of career paths available to students who graduate with degrees classified as physical and life science majors (biology, geology, chemistry, clinical laboratory science, etc). Some of the best, and most common jobs for sciences majors offer rewarding work in a variety of industries and have extremely high earning potential.
Your science degree doesn't have to mean you're locked in a lab for the rest of your life. And if biology calls your name, remember that about 12 percent of Quality Assurance Directors were biology majors, and they earn a respectable median mid-career salary of more than $100,000.
Geology is another lucrative science major with lots of high-paying job options. Senior Geologists typically earn around $100,000 per year. (That's a great salary considering you get to spend some time playing in the dirt.) Other interesting and profitable positions for physical and life science graduates include Research Engineers, Senior Product Development Scientists, and Clinical Project Managers.