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Careers for Physiology Program Graduates

Common job titles

  • Agricultural and food scientist
  • Biochemist and biophysicist
  • Biological technician
  • Botanist
  • Chemical technician
  • Epidemiologist
  • Medical and clinical laboratory technologist and technician
  • Medical scientist
  • Natural sciences manager
  • Physician and surgeon
  • Postsecondary teacher
  • Zoologist and wildlife biologist

Job outlook data

Employment of life, physical and social science occupations is projected to grow 7 percent between 2014 and 2024, which will result in about 98,000 new jobs. Thanks to increasing usage of biotechnology in the medical and pharmaceutical industries, physiologists will be in high demand. They can be employed in a variety of areas, from pharmacology or pathology to nursing facilities.

Where can I work with this major?

Employers of Physiology degree holders include:

  • Research and development in the physical, engineering and life sciences
  • Pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing
  • Federal government, excluding postal service
  • Colleges, universities and professional schools
  • State government, excluding education and hospitals

Professional associations

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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations,, Physiologist: Career Profile, Employment Outlook, and Educational Requirements

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