Other Biological & Biomedical Sciences

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Total Degrees​
Awarded in 2019
3,646
growing 16.4%
Median In-State​
Public Tuition
$8,964
growing 5.09%
Median Out-of-State​
Private Tuition
$36,750
growing 1.8%
Average Wage
$108,792
growing 0.626%
People in Workforce
2.84M
growing 4.1%
Average Employee Age
41.2
declining 0.766%

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The locations with the highest concentration of Other Biological & Biomedical Sciences degree recipients are State College, PA, Tampa, FL, and Gainesville, FL. The locations with a relatively high number of Other Biological & Biomedical Sciences degree recipients are Seminole, OK, North Chicago, IL, and White Oak, PA. The most common degree awarded to students studying Other Biological & Biomedical Sciences is a bachelors degree.

Institutions

Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Other Biological & Biomedical Sciences and the types of students that study this field. Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus awards the most degrees in Other Biological & Biomedical Sciences in the US, but Ponce Health Sciences University-Centro Universitario de San Juan and University of Puerto Rico-Aguadilla have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Other Biological & Biomedical Sciences.

Tuition costs for Other Biological & Biomedical Sciences majors are, on average, $8,964 for in-state public colleges, and $36,750 for out of state private colleges.

The most common sector, by number of institutions, that offers Other Biological & Biomedical Sciences programs are Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above institutions (80 total). The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded, is Public, 4-year or above (2,203 completions).

Institutions

Institution with the Most Degrees Awarded in Other Biological & Biomedical Sciences

The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded in Other Biological & Biomedical Sciences, is Public, 4-year or above (2,203 completions).

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

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Tuition Costs for Common Institutions

$8,964
Median In-State Public
$36,750
Median Out of State Private

Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus has the most Other Biological & Biomedical Sciences degree recipients, with 298 degrees awarded in 2019.

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Specialized Colleges

Out of all institutions that offer Other Biological & Biomedical Sciences programs and have at least 5 graduates in those programs, Ponce Health Sciences University-Centro Universitario de San Juan has the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Other Biological & Biomedical Sciences, with 100%.

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Degrees Awarded by County

Counties with the Most Degrees Awarded in Other Biological & Biomedical Sciences

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

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Growth in Awarded Degrees

Counties with the Fastest Growing Number of Degrees Awarded

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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 $108,792 and the most common occupations are Physicians, Postsecondary teachers, and Other Physical Scientists.

The industry that employs the most Biology majors is General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals, though the highest paying industry, by average wage, is Offices of physicians.

Wages

Yearly Income for Common Jobs

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$108,792
Average Wage in Workforce
± $1,771
0.626%
1 Year Growth
± 2.32%

The average salary for Biology majors is $108,792 and the most common occupations are Physicians, Postsecondary teachers, and Other Physical Scientists.

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Highest Paying Locations

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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 Physical Scientists.

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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 Biological scientists, Optometrists, and Surgeons.

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Highest Paid

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The highest paid occupations by median income for Biology majors are Surgeons, Actuaries, and Physicians.

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Occupations by Share

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2.84M
2019 Workforce
± 40,983
4.1%
1 Year Growth
± 1.98%

The number of Biology graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 4.1%, from 2.73M in 2018 to 2.84M in 2019.

The largest single share of Biology graduates go on to work as Physicians (14.9%). 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 Offices of physicians, Sugar & confectionery products, and Offices of dentists.

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Industries by Share

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Other Biological & Biomedical Sciences is from the 2 Digit Course Biology.
2.84M
2019 Workforce
± 40,983
4.1%
1 Year Growth
± 1.98%

The number of Biology graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 4.1%, from 2.73M in 2018 to 2.84M in 2019.

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

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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 for those who earn a degree in Biology in the United States.

The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in Biology is 41.2.

The most common degree type these workers hold is a Bachelors Degree. Female employees are more likely to hold Biology degrees, and White students are the most common race/ethnicty group awarded degrees in Biology (1,674 students).

Workforce Age

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Other Biological & Biomedical Sciences is from the 2 Digit Course Biology.
41.2
Average Age in 2019
± 0.194 Years
0.766%
1 Year Change
± 0.675%

This chart shows distribution of ages for employees with a degree in Biology. The most common ages of employees with this major are 29 and 30 years old, which represent 3.55% and 3.44% of the population, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded

The most common degree types awarded to students graduating in Other Biological & 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 Other Biological & 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 (62.5%)
Most Common Gender with a Degree in this Field

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Race & Ethnicity by Degrees Awarded

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,674 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    694 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    462 degrees awarded

This chart shows the number of degrees awarded in Other Biological & 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
    491 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Female
    283 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    229 degrees awarded

This chart illustrates the differences by gender for each race & ethnicity of Bachelors Degree recipients in Other Biological & Biomedical Sciences. White Female students, who earn most of the degrees 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 Other Biological & Biomedical Sciences is from the 2 Digit Course Biology.
Most Common Countries of Origin
  1. India
    93,719 degree recipients
  2. China
    52,039 degree recipients
  3. Korea
    24,142 degree recipients
High Relative Number of Students
  1. Other Europe, not specified
    5.25 times more than expected
  2. Other Asia, not specified
    4.49 times more than expected
  3. Zambia
    4.41 times more than expected

There are a relatively high number of people that were born in Other Europe, not specified that hold Biology degrees (5.25 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 (93,719 degree recipients).

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Skills

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

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 Other Biological & 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 Quality Control Analysis is very distinctive for majors, but the Reading Comprehension, Active Listening, and Writing are the three most important skills for people in the field.

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