Department of Neuroscience, Cell Biology, and Physiology (NCBP)

Career Paths and Salaries

Average Salaries in Neuroscience

  • Primary Care Physician: $134,179
  • Pharmacist: $121,477
  • Veterinarian: $112,291

(Source: indeed.com)

Careers in Neuroscience, Cell Biology, and Physiology

Most students majoring in neuroscience programs are interested in pursuing health-related careers. However, there are a number of other career fields you can pursue with an undergraduate neuroscience degree, including research, sales, law, public policy, and others. 

You may need to pursue advanced graduate or professional education to achieve your career goals. The Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience program has been designed to meet entrance requirements for these advanced programs, aiding in achieving your future plans.

Throughout the progress of the degree program, you will be given the tools and appropriate advisement to succeed along whatever trajectory your path will take.

Career Paths

  • Advertising/marketing
  • Audiologist
  • Biostatistician 
  • Chiropractor
  • Clinical research assistant
  • Counselor
  • Dentist
  • EEG technologist
  • Exercise physiologist
  • Epidemiologist
  • Food scientist
  • Forensic technician
  • Genetic counselor
  • Health educator
  • Laboratory technician
  • Lawyer
  • Medical doctor
  • Medical and health care manager
  • Medical technician
  • Occupational therapist
  • Optometrist
  • Patient care assistant
  • Pharmaceutical sales representative
  • Pharmacist
  • Pharmacy technician
  • Physical therapist
  • Physician’s assistant
  • Professor
  • Psychologist
  • Psychometrist
  • Public health
  • Registered nurse
  • Regulatory affairs specialist
  • Research scientist
  • Science advocacy
  • Science writer
  • Speech/language pathologist
  • Veterinarian

What They're Saying About Careers in Neuroscience, Cell Biology, and Physiology

JOB MARKET GROWTH

“According to Learn, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projected a huge spike in demand for occupations related to neuroscience. There was a growth of 13% for behavioral neuroscience jobs like medical scientists and neuroscientists from 2012 to 2022.”

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career options

“If you pursue this career, you may focus on emotional behavior, brain development, aging, stress or other neurological functions to better understand the human condition. You can use your knowledge to improve and find new treatments for a range of neurological and psychiatric disorders, including Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, stroke and schizophrenia.”

Learn.org

EDUCATION—THE KEY

“After completing your undergraduate studies, you can consider earning a master's degree in neuroscience. Most graduate schools allow neuroscience majors to specialize in an area like cognitive neuroscience, developmental neuroscience and more. This is an opportunity to consider what type of neuroscientist you want to become.”

Indeed

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