Career Options

Careers for Biology Majors

  • Doctor
  • Pharmacist
  • Botanist
  • Oceanographer
  • Ecologist
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Microbiologist
  • Veterinarian

Starting Salary*

A biology major’s typical starting salary is $43,347. The typical salary after 10–19 years is $72,733.

*Note: Salary information is provided for general reference only. APU does not guarantee the accuracy of the figures listed, and cannot predict or promise a specific salary for any graduate. For the most current salary estimates, please visit payscale.com.

Job Titles of People with Biology Degrees

  • Biological Oceanographer, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • Research Scientist, ICOS Corporation
  • Research Technician, The Blood Center of Southeast Wisconsin
  • Orthopedic Surgeon, Vermont Orthopedic Clinic
  • Veterinary Technician, Wildlife and Rehabilitation, Inc.
  • Writer, Journal of the American Medical Association
  • Biologist, Molecular Oncology Department, Merck Research Laboratories
Note: This information is current for the 2014-15 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.