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Careers in Science

  • Science provides some of the highest-paying jobs in the United States. Jobs that are science-driven include biological scientists, medical scientists, chemists, environmental scientists, geologists, physicians and surgeons.

    Specific jobs for science majors:

    Careers in Science
    Medical scientists     Salary in Florida 
    Physicists    Salary in Florida 
    Environmental scientists    Salary in Florida 
    Information provided by
    U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
      Information provided by the Florida
    Department of Economic Opportunity
  • Jobs in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)

    • There were over 8.3 million STEM jobs in May 2014, representing about 6.2% of total U.S. employment.
    • Seven of the 10 largest STEM occupations were related to computers.
    • 93 of the 100 STEM occupations had wages significantly higher than that of all occupations.
    • The highest paying STEM occupations were petroleum engineers, (annual mean wage of $147,520) physicists ($117,300); and the three STEM-related management occupations.
    Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.