Biomedical Sciences: B.S. Biomedical Sciences
Public Health Microbiology Submajor

Employment Outlook


Expected Growth

Job opportunities in the Biomedical Sciences field are expected to be good, because the number of job openings is expected to continue to exceed the number of job seekers. Employment of clinical laboratory workers is expected to grow 7 percent through the year 2022, as the volume of laboratory tests increases with both population growth and the development of new types of tests.


Earnings

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, wages of microbiologists are as follows:

  • Median annual wage: $66,260
  • Range: $39,720 - $117,690
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014 Edition, Microbiologists, (www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-and-clinical-laboratory-technologists-and-technicians.htm).