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14. Biology

May 8, 2019

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Median wage early career: $35,000Median wage mid-career: $65,000Unemployment rate: 4.6%Underemployment rate: 44.6%Share with graduate degree: 63.2%

Biology majors immerse themselves in the study of living organisms. Courses in a biology major might include biochemistry, evolutionary biology, genetics, marine biology, microbiology, plant anatomy, and zoology. Biology majors can undertake careers as biologists, geneticists, lab technicians, meteorologists, and more. While biology majors without a graduate degree have below average earnings, over 63 percent will go on to pursue an advanced degree, which usually helps financially.

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