Career Information

What can I do with a degree in Neuroscience? There are a variety of career paths that a neuroscientist could pursue.

Biological Scientist

Most biological scientists specialize in a specific field, such as botany or biochemistry (among others). Job growth of around 21 percent is expected over the next ten years.

Physician, Surgeon, or PA-C

Job prospects for physicians, surgeons and board-certified Physicians Assistants are expected to be very good, especially for those willing to work in underserved rural and low-income areas.

Pharmacist or Pharmacologist

Employment of pharmacists is expected to increase by 25 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than average for all occupations.


A 33 percent employment increase is expected over the next ten years, due partially to the increase in concern over food and animal safety. Employment opportunities are good in cities and even better in rural areas.

Scientific Research and Development

Growth is expected to be particularly strong in biotech and pharmaceutical industries. Overall prospects appear to be favorable for those with degrees preparing them for scientific research.

Speech-Language Pathologist

Due to an aging baby-boom generation and medical advances that improve the survival of premature infants and trauma patients, job growth is expected to be faster than other occupations.

Physical Therapist

Job opportunities are expected to be good for physical therapists in all settings, but especially in hospital, skilled nursing, and orthopedic settings where the elderly are treated.