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This Interdisciplinary Degree Creates Options For A Science Career
Growing Career Options and Competitive Salary Ranges
Each year, countless university graduates embark on a science career. For many, however, it's about more than just science; it's about integrating science and technology. Does this sound like you? If so, then a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Science from Florida Tech may be the perfect starting point for a science career.
In today's integrated business environment and ever changing world, employees need different skills to not only do their job but also stay relevant in the workplace. Engineers need to know about business. Computer science graduates need to know how to communicate effectively. And everyone must master new tools of information technology.
The Occupational Outlook Handbook, published by the U.S. Department of Health Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), provides information about specific jobs including median annual pay, working conditions and job outlook, among other things. For those who have chosen the Interdisciplinary Science career path, jobs might include:
- Medical Scientist: The demand for medical scientists is projected by the BLS to grow by an astounding 36 percent from 2010 to 2020. These scientists conduct research designed to improve human health.
- Biochemist and Biophysicist: The BLS reports that employment for these professions are projected to increase by 31 percent by 2020. Work in this science career involves the study of the chemical and physical principles of living things as well as biological processes, including cell development, growth and heredity.
- Postsecondary Teacher: Projected by the BLS to experience a growth of 17 percent by 2020, instructing students at public and private colleges and universities, professional schools, junior/community colleges and career and vocational schools is a popular choice among graduates.
A science career can take many forms, and with an Interdisciplinary Degree the range of possible science career choices is even broader. Although not an exhaustive list, your science career can include one (or perhaps even more) of the following:
- Agricultural and Food Scientist
- Biochemist and Biophysicist
- Biological Technician
- Biomedical Engineer
- Biomechanical Engineer
- Chemical Engineer
- Chemical Technician
- Chemist and Materials Scientist
- Food Scientist
- Marine Biologist
- Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologist
- Medical Scientist
- Occupational Therapist
- Physical Therapist
- Postsecondary Teacher
- Zoologist and Wildlife Biologist
Entry-Level Salary Expectations
PayScale.com is an online salary information company providing real-time information on job market compensation. The site reports can provide insight on what you might expect for entry-level salaries in a science career upon graduation, as well as the earning potential you might achieve over your career.
Medical Scientist/Technology: $ $49,600 – $60,200
Biochemist: $ $43,200 – $88,500
Biotechnology: $41,400 – $82,800
Aerospace Engineering: $62,500 – $118,000
Physics: $51,200 – $99,100
Check PayScale.com for the most recent information on your chosen science career.
Graduate & Doctoral Programs
The broad training in science that the Florida Tech Interdisciplinary Science program provides readies our graduates for any science career, either immediately upon graduation or after completing graduate studies at prestigious institutions such as:
- Boston University
- Florida State University
- Howard University
- University of Maryland
- University of Miami
Other Health Professional Schools
- Baylor University
- University of Florida College of Pharmacy
- University of Louisiana College of Veterinary Medicine
Master's and Doctoral Degrees
- University of Florida
- University of Miami
- University of South Florida
- Nova Southeastern College of Osteopathic Medicine
- Johns Hopkins
- Boston University College of Pharmacy