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

STEM job data

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.