Graduate Salary
4 years
Avg Length

Biology Requirements

Biology is the study and characterization of living organisms and the investigation of the science behind living things. Biology degrees are extremely diverse – ‘biology’ or ‘biological sciences’ covers a wide array of specialist subjects. From anatomy to ecology and microbiology to zoology, the course options available for those interested in pursuing studies in biology are extremely wide-ranging.

Biology Careers

The career trajectory of people with a Biology degree appears to be focused around a few careers. The most common career that users with Biology degrees have experience in is Biologist, followed by Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technician, Veterinary Assistant, Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologist, Medical Assistant, Clinical Research Coordinator, Pharmacy Technician, Molecular Biologist, Chemical Technician, and Zoologist.

Career % of graduates % of population Multiple
Biologist 6.2% 0.3% 19.8×
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technician 7.3% 0.1% 49.4×
Veterinary Assistant 4.4% 0.3% 15.8×
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologist 4.6% 0.1% 61.5×
Medical Assistant 2.1% 0.5% 4.5×
Clinical Research Coordinator 5.6% 0.1% 52.6×
Pharmacy Technician 2.7% 0.4% 6.6×
Molecular Biologist 6.5% 0.1% 117.8×
Chemical Technician 4.1% 0.1% 77.0×
Zoologist 2.9% 0.1% 57.5×

Biology Salary

Biology graduates earn on average $33k, putting them in the 25th percentile of earners with a degree.

Percentile Earnings after graduation ($1000s USD)
25th (bottom earners) $24k
Median (average earners) $33k
75th (top earners) $45k

Biology Underemployment

Biology graduates are moderately employed compared to other graduates. We have collected data on three types of underemployment. Part-time refers to work that is less than 30 hours per week. Non-college refers to work that does not require a college degree. Low-paying includes a list of low-wage service jobs such as janitorial work, serving, or dishwashing.

Employment Type Proportion of graduates
Jobs that don't require college 48%
Part-Time 33%
Low-paying 16%

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