Careers in Natural Sciences

Potential careers with a degree from the Natural Sciences department

Graduation day

The following table lists potential careers for graduates from the Department of Natural Sciences. Information is obtained from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook.

Job Title 2016 Median Salary Number of jobs Chemistry Biology Geology Physics AYA AS
Biological Technicians $42,520  79,300          
High School Teachers $58,030  55,900          
Natural Sciences Managers $119,850  55,100    
Biological scientists, all other $74,790  36,400          
Geoscientists $89,780  36,400          
Agricultural and Food Scientists $62,920  36,100        
Physical scientists, all other $96,070  28,500      
Microbiologists $66,850  22,400          
Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists $60,520  21,300          
Forensic Science Technicians $56,750  14,400        
Life scientists, all other $73,860  10,600          
Career and Technical Education Teachers $54,020  10,200          
Hydrologists $80,480  7,000          
Chemists and Materials Scientists $75,420  2,600          
Geological and Petroleum Technicians $56,470  15,000        
Life, physical, and social science technicians $46,040  76,100  
Chemical Technicians $45,840  67,300        
Environmental Science and Protection Technicians $44,190  34,600  
Embalmers $40,150  3,700          
Agricultural and Food Science Technicians $37,550  27,500      
Forest and conservation technicians $35,560  33,200      
Dietetic technicians $26,350  33,400          

Natural Sciences

Contact Information

Department of Natural Sciences
940 Second Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662

Dr. Kim Inman, Chairperson
Sharon Messer, Secretary

Phone: (740) 351-3456
Fax: (740) 351-3815

smesser@shawnee.edu or
science@shawnee.edu

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