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Careers for Neuroscience Program Graduates

For students with concentration in molecular neuroscience or cognitive neuroscience. 

Common job titles

  • Biochemist
  • Biophysicist
  • Epidemiologist
  • High school teacher
  • Medical and clinical laboratory technologist and technician
  • Microbiologist
  • Neuroscientist
  • Physician
  • Surgeon
  • Veterinarian

Job outlook data

Medical scientists held around 108,000 jobs in 2014, the last year for which data are available. Employment of medical scientists is projected to grow 8 percent from 2014 to 2024.

A larger and aging population, increased rates of several chronic conditions and a growing pharmaceutical industry will all increase demand for medical scientists. Not all neuroscientists practice in a clinical setting—some work strictly in a laboratory, while others work in teaching hospitals or universities.

Where can I work with this major?

The largest employers of molecular neuroscience majors are:

  • Research and development in the physical, engineering and life sciences
  • Colleges, universities and professional schools
  • Hospitals
  • Pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing
  • Medical and diagnostic laboratories

» Get information about Adelphi’s Cognitive Neuroscience Degree program

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Medical Scientists

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