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Total Workforce
80,194
Average Age
40.2
Estimated Job Growth
8.9%
10-Year Projection
Average Salary
$62,161
Average Male Salary
$64,589
Average Female Salary
$59,547

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Biological scientists and on wages and locations for those in the field. Scientific research & development services is the industry that employs the most Biological scientists, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Biological scientists, by average wage, is Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing. Biological scientists are paid most in Middlesex (West Central) & Worcester (East) Counties PUMA, MA but are relatively concentrated in Berkeley & Albany Cities PUMA, CA.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Biological scientists in the US. The average age of male Biological scientists in the workforce is 40.8 and of female Biological scientists is 39.6, and the most common race/ethnicity for Biological scientists is White.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Biological scientists from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Biological scientists is Biology but a relatively high number of Biological scientists hold a major in Architecture and Related Services.

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Biological scientists from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Biological scientists need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension, Science, and Writing. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Biological scientists need more than the average amount of Programming, Science, and Management of Financial Resources.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Biological scientists from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Biological scientists are expected to see a growth of 8.9% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow faster than the national average.

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