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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.

Biology Careers - Salaries, Number of Jobs

Job Title   2018 Median Salary   Number of jobs (2016)
Biological Technicians $44,500 82,100
Natural Sciences Managers $123,860  56,700
Biological scientists, all other $769,590  38,700
Agricultural and Food Scientists $64,020  43,000
Microbiologists $71,650  23,200
Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists $63,420  19,400
Forensic Science Technicians $58,230  15,400
Life scientists, all other $78,190  8,900
Life, physical, and social science technicians $49,670  76,100
Environmental Science and Protection Technicians $46,170  34,600
Agricultural and Food Science Technicians $40,860  27,500
Forest and conservation technicians $37,180  33,200

Chemistry Careers - Salaries, Number of Jobs

Job Title   2018 Median Salary   Number of jobs (2016)
Natural Sciences Managers $123,860  56,700
Agricultural and Food Scientists $64,020  43,000
Physical scientists, all other $107,230  23,500
Forensic Science Technicians $58,230  15,400
Chemists and Materials Scientists $78,330  96,200
Life, physical, and social science technicians $49,670  76,100
Chemical Technicians $48,160  67,300
Environmental Science and Protection Technicians $46,170  34,600
Agricultural and Food Science Technicians $40,860  27,500

Geology Careers - Salaries, Number of Jobs

Job Title   2018 Median Salary   Number of jobs (2016)
Natural Sciences Managers $123,860  56,700
Geoscientists $91,130  32,000
Physical scientists, all other $107,230  23,500
Hydrologists $79,370  6,700
Geological and Petroleum Technicians $53,300  15,000
Life, physical, and social science technicians $49,670  76,100
Environmental Science and Protection Technicians $46,170  34,600
Forest and conservation technicians $37,180  33,200

 

Physics Careers - Salaries, Number of Jobs

Job Title   2018 Median Salary   Number of jobs (2016)
Natural Sciences Managers $123,860  56,700
Physical scientists, all other $107,230  23,500
Life, physical, and social science technicians $49,670  76,100
Environmental Science and Protection Technicians $46,170  34,600

K-12 (Adolescent to Young Adult) Teaching Careers - Salaries, Number of Jobs

Job Title  2018 Median Salary   Number of jobs (2016)
High School Teachers $60,320 1,018,700
Career and Technical Education Teachers $56,750  219,400

Associate of Science Careers - Salaries, Number of Jobs

Job Title   2018 Median Salary   Number of jobs (2016)
Geological and Petroleum Technicians $53,300  15,000
Life, physical, and social science technicians $49,670  76,100
Chemical Technicians $48,160  67,300
Environmental Science and Protection Technicians $46,170  34,600
Embalmers $44,250  3,700
Agricultural and Food Science Technicians $40,860  27,500
Forest and conservation technicians $37,180  33,200
Dietetic technicians $27,140  33,400