Associate Degree in Biology


Biological technician, $33,000* Forest or conservation technician, $37,460* Medical or clinical lab technician, $31,000* Medical assistant, $37,000* Veterinary assistant, $37,000* Biochemist, $91,640** Microbiologist, $75,230** Biological scientist, $75,160** Food scientist/technologist, $65,340** Environmental scientist, $70,770**

*Simply Hired: Riverside County **Bureau of Labor Statistics 2013 annual mean wage. Most positions require bachelor’s degree or above.

Career Info

An associate of science degree in biology can lead to an eventual career in fields such as research, health care, applied/field biology, education, business and consulting, technology and communication. Courses can be the foundation for four-year college studies in various biology fields.

Potential Careers

  • Health (hospitals, clinics or health departments)
  • Technicians (biological, biomedical, genetic, pharmaceutical and agricultural industries)
  • Sales and marketing (scientific, biomedical, pharmaceutical, veterinary and agricultural businesses)
  • Research (university, museum, industry, medical and government agencies)
  • Conservation biology and natural resources (non-profit and public agencies)
  • State and federal agencies (Department of Natural Resources, Forest Service, EPA and BLM)
  • Secondary education (requires teaching certificate)