Career Options

Careers for Biology Majors

  • Medical Doctors and Nurses
  • Research Scientist
  • Ecologist/Botanist
  • Pharmacist
  • Ecologist
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Microbiologist
  • Veterinarian
  • Dentist/ Orthodontist
  • Geneticist
  • Medical Doctor
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Science Teacher

Starting Salary1

The typical starting salary for a biology major is $43,983. The typical salary after 10-19 years is $84,826.

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 2022-23 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.


  1. 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
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