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Biology or Chem: which degree is more employable?

  1. Aug 7, 2009 #1
    Which grads are in greater demand right now?
  2. jcsd
  3. Aug 7, 2009 #2
    Well, what precisely are you doing?
  4. Aug 9, 2009 #3
    Both are equally employable. For best effect, do a biochemistry major
  5. Aug 10, 2009 #4
    From my limited experience of a physics major with a chem minor, there are probably more "jobs" to less graduates than in chem. (it may be because i am in new england and it may be a geographical anomaly but there are a lot of bio majors.) Also the jobs you might end up with with a chem major pay well but don't sound very exciting to me. That is mostly the chem company sales rep. side of things I have already been approached by the chem salesmen that sell to company my parents work for.
  6. Aug 10, 2009 #5
    I'd be inclined to say chem. There are WAY too many bio degrees out there.
  7. Aug 10, 2009 #6
    I concur with this statement. Unless you have a PhD, people that have bio degrees are often thought to be people who couldn't make it to med school.
  8. Aug 10, 2009 #7
    Even if you do have PhD's I've heard of fresh PhD grads in bio starting at $30,000 in industry
  9. Aug 10, 2009 #8
    Pretty sure the market is constantly saturated with bio majors. Its one of the "I don't know what to do" majors, along with econ and psych.
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