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Careers in Premedical Biology

A degree in premedical biology is often a first step in medical school preparation. For those students with a love for the sciences and an interest in a career as a doctor, pharmacist or veterinarian, a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences-Premedical from Florida Tech is an excellent first step in medical school preparation.

Career Outlook

The Occupational Outlook Handbook, published by the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Standards (BLS), provides information about specific jobs including median annual pay, working conditions, and job outlook, among other things. According to the Bureau, job growth for biological scientists is expected to grow more than 20% through 2018.

The number of biologists working as medical scientists are expected to increase by 36% through 2020, much faster than the average for all occupations. Likewise, physicians and surgeons will find job growth of 24% to build a career in private practice, on staff at hospitals and clinics, or as instructors and researchers. Florida Tech can provide excellent medical school preparation.

Career Options

Your professional path might lead to a career as a physician, clinical researcher or biologist that uncovers new pharmaceuticals or technologies. Graduates of the Florida Tech premed program in biology with medical school preparation have recently enrolled in:

Medical Schools

  • Boston University
  • Florida State University
  • Howard University
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Miami
  • Baylor College of Dentistry
  • University of Florida College of Pharmacy
  • University of Louisiana College of Veterinary Medicine

If your medical school preparation takes you through med school and into a career in healthcare, careers available are:

  • Physicians/ Surgeon
  • Chiropractor
  • Dentist
  • Optometrist
  • Physician Assistant
  • Podiatrist
  • Registered Nurse
  • Veterinarian
  • Medical Scientist
  • Nuclear Medicine Technologist
  • Medical and Health Services Manager

Other Premed Biology Degree Career Options

For those who decide that medical school preparation and completion are not for them, a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Florida Tech offers such career opportunities as:

  • Biochemist of Biophysicist
  • Agriculture and Food Scientist
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Zoologists
  • Medical Scientist
  • Biological Technician
  • Medical Physicist
  • Biomedical Engineer

Entry Level Salary Expectations

Entry-level careers in biology are reported by PayScale.com to have starting salaries of $39,100 with further earning potential to grow to $72,200. Medical scientists and other specialties find job opportunities with salaries that average $76,600, with physicians and surgeons averaging $166,400 per year.

Other careers in biology also provide good salary potential such as:

Agricultural and food scientist: $44,000 - $81,100
Biochemist: $43,200 - $88,500
Biophysicist: $44,900 - $82,500
Epidemiologist: $43,200 - $63,010

Potential Employers for Florida Tech Graduates

Medical school preparation of graduates of Florida Tech's Premedical program in Biological Sciences has led to jobs with organizations such as:

  • Harvard Medical School
  • National Institutes of Health
  • Centers for Disease Control
  • Women's and Infants Hospital, Providence RI
  • NASA (Kennedy Space Center)
  • The Peace Corps

Graduate & Doctoral Programs

  • Florida Institute of Technology
  • Georgetown University
  • Harvard University
  • Johns Hopkins
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • University of Florida
  • University of North Carolina

Florida Tech graduates with a degree in Biological Sciences are ready to excel in one of the many choices among careers in biology. For those people interested in medical school there is perhaps no better medical school preparation than at Florida Tech.