General Biomedical Sciences

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Total Degrees​
Awarded in 2017
7,533
growing 11.4%
Median In-State​
Public Tuition
$7,697
growing 6.88%
Median Out-of-State​
Private Tuition
$31,000
growing 3.4%
Average Wage
$108,116
growing 4.76%
People in Workforce
2.73M
growing 3.9%
Average Employee Age
41.5
declining 0.228%

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The locations with the highest concentration of General Biomedical Sciences degree recipients are Tampa, FL, College Station, TX, and University, FL. The locations with a relatively high number of General Biomedical Sciences degree recipients are Clinton, MS, Vineland, NJ, and Downers Grove, IL. The most common degree awarded to students studying General Biomedical Sciences is a bachelors degree.

Institutions

Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in General Biomedical Sciences and the types of students that study this field. University of South Florida-Main Campus awards the most degrees in General Biomedical Sciences in the US, but Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute and Rockefeller University have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in General Biomedical Sciences.

Tuition costs for General Biomedical Sciences majors are, on average, $7,697 for in-state public colleges, and $31,000 for out of state private colleges.

The most common sector, by number of institutions, that offers General Biomedical Sciences programs are Public, 4-year or above institutions (105 total). The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded, is Public, 4-year or above (4,856 completions).

Institutions

Institution with the Most Degrees Awarded in General Biomedical Sciences

The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded in General Biomedical Sciences, is Public, 4-year or above (4,856 completions).

The following chart shows the share of universities that offer General Biomedical Sciences programs, by the total number of completions, colored and grouped by their sector.

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Tuition Costs for Common Institutions

$7,697
Median In-State Public
$31,000
Median Out of State Private

University of South Florida-Main Campus has the most General Biomedical Sciences degree recipients, with 621 degrees awarded in 2017.

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Specialized Colleges

Out of all institutions that offer General Biomedical Sciences programs and have at least 5 graduates in those programs, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute and Rockefeller University have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in General Biomedical Sciences, with 100% and 88.5%, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded by County

Counties with the Most Degrees Awarded in General Biomedical Sciences

This map shows the counties in the United States colored by the highest number of degrees awarded in General Biomedical Sciences by year.

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Growth in Awarded Degrees

Counties with the Fastest Growing Number of Degrees Awarded

This map shows the counties in the United States colored by the highest growth in degrees awarded for General Biomedical Sciences.

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Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Biology graduates and on wages and locations for those in the field.

The average salary for Biology majors is $108,116 and the most common occupations are Physicians, Postsecondary teachers, and Other managers.

Wages

Yearly Income for Common Jobs

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course General Biomedical Sciences is from the 2 Digit Course Biology.
$108,116
Average Wage in Workforce
± $1,806
4.76%
1 Year Growth
± 2.26%

The average salary for Biology majors is $108,116 and the most common occupations are Physicians, Postsecondary teachers, and Other managers.

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Highest Paying Locations

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course General Biomedical Sciences is from the 2 Digit Course Biology.

This map shows the public use micro areas (PUMAs) in the United States colored by the average salary of Biology majors.

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Occupations

Most Common

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The most common occupations Biology majors, by number of employees, are Physicians, Postsecondary teachers, and Other managers.

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Most Specialized

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Compared to other majors, there are an unusually high number of Biology majors working as Optometrists, Biological scientists, and Dentists.

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Highest Paid

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The highest paid occupations by median income for Biology majors are Surgeons, Physicians, and Chief executives & legislators.

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Occupations by Share

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course General Biomedical Sciences is from the 2 Digit Course Biology.
2.73M
2018 Workforce
± 40,178
3.9%
1 Year Growth
± 2.02%

The number of Biology graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 3.9%, from 2.63M in 2017 to 2.73M in 2018.

The largest single share of Biology graduates go on to work as Physicians (15%). This chart shows the various jobs filled by those with a major in Biology by share of the total number of graduates.

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Industries

Most Common

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Highest Paid

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The highest paying industries of Biology majors, by average wage, are Wholesale electronic markets & agents & brokers, Pipeline transportation, and Offices of physicians.

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Industries by Share

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course General Biomedical Sciences is from the 2 Digit Course Biology.
2.73M
2018 Workforce
± 40,178
3.9%
1 Year Growth
± 2.02%

The number of Biology graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 3.9%, from 2.63M in 2017 to 2.73M in 2018.

The industry which employs the most Biology graduates by share is General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals, followed by Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges. This visualization shows the industries that hire those who major in Biology.

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Specialty Locations

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course General Biomedical Sciences is from the 2 Digit Course Biology.

This map shows the public use micro areas (PUMAs) in the United States where there are a relatively high population of Biology majors.

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Diversity

Demographic information on those who earn a degree in Biology in the US. The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in Biology is 41.5, and the most common degree type these workers hold is a Bachelors Degree. Female employees are more likely to hold Biology degrees, and White students earn the majority (3,680) of the degrees.

Workforce Age

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course General Biomedical Sciences is from the 2 Digit Course Biology.
41.5
Average Age in 2018
± 0.197 Years
0.228%
1 Year Change
± 0.68%

This chart shows distribution of ages for employees with a degree in Biology. The most common ages of employees with this major are 27 and 29 years old, which represent 3.34% and 3.32% of the population, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded

The most common degree types awarded to students graduating in General Biomedical Sciences are Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, and Research Doctorate.

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Workforce Degrees

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course General Biomedical Sciences is from the 2 Digit Course Biology.

The most common degree types held by the working population in Biology are Bachelors Degree, Professional degree, and Masters Degree.

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Gender Imbalance for Common Institutions

Female (58.1%)
Most Common Gender with a Degree in this Field

This chart shows the granted degrees by gender at the 5 institutions that graduate the most students in General Biomedical Sciences.

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Race & Ethnicity by Degrees Awarded

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    3,680 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,179 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    1,136 degrees awarded

This chart shows the number of degrees awarded in General Biomedical Sciences for each race & ethnicity. White students earned the largest share of the degrees with this major.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Race/Ethnicity and Gender Combination
  1. White Female
    1,356 degree-grads_ethnicity_genders awarded
  2. White Male
    896 degree-grads_ethnicity_genders awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    517 degree-grads_ethnicity_genders awarded

This chart illustrates the differences by gender for each race & ethnicity of Bachelors Degree recipients in General Biomedical Sciences. White Female students, who earn most of the degree-grads_ethnicity_genders in this field, are the most common combination of race/ethnicity and gender.

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Global Diversity

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course General Biomedical Sciences is from the 2 Digit Course Biology.
Most Common Countries of Origin
  1. India
    79,278 degree recipients
  2. China
    52,027 degree recipients
  3. Korea
    24,184 degree recipients
High Relative Number of Students
  1. United Arab Emirates
    5.32 times more than expected
  2. Zambia
    5.17 times more than expected
  3. Saudi Arabia
    3.56 times more than expected

There are a relatively high number of people that were born in United Arab Emirates that hold Biology degrees (5.32 times more than expected), and the most common country of origin by total numbers for non-US students earning a degree in this field is India (79,278 degree recipients).

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the General Biomedical Sciences field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. General Biomedical Sciences majors need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that General Biomedical Sciences majors need more than the average amount of Science, Operations Analysis, and Programming.

These two visualizations, one a radial chart and one a bar chart, show the same information, a rating of how necessary the following skills are for General Biomedical Sciences majors. Toggle between "value" and "RCA" to see the absolute rating of that skill (value) and the revealed comparative advantage (RCA), or how much greater or lesser that skill's rating is than the average. The longer the bar or the closer the line comes to the circumference of the circle, the more important that skill is. The importance of Science is very distinctive for majors, but the Reading Comprehension, Science, and Critical Thinking are the three most important skills for people in the field.

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