This major can lead to many biological science careers. Medical laboratory technicians work in a clinical laboratory and perform routine tests to obtain data used by physicians and other medical staff in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of illness. Bioscience technicians conduct tests and analyze data for use in research and production. Some additional careers include genetic counselors, environmental health specialists, medical illustrators, microbiologists, toxicologists, wildlife biologists, and teachers. For additional career possibilities, visit the Career Services Center on the main campus to utilize computerized career information systems and other valuable career resources.

Transfer Preparation

Many colleges/universities offer baccalaureate degrees in this field. Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university should complete the lower-division major requirements and the general education pattern for the specific transfer institution. SMC has articulation agreements with the many UC and CSU campuses, as well as several private and out-of-state institutions.

Potential Career Options

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Job Title Typical Education Median Wage
Natural Sciences Managers Bachelor's Degree $90,251
Biologists Bachelor's Degree $84,173
Microbiologists Bachelor's Degree $75,014
Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists Bachelor's Degree $88,017
Biological Technicians Bachelor's Degree $51,022
Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health Bachelor's Degree $61,321