Careers

College of Science and Technology graduate programs are built on a foundation of research with a focus on advancing knowledge and discovering actionable solutions to the most challenging real-world issues. This hands-on approach prepares graduates for careers in academia and industry or as entrepreneurs in the computer, science and technological fields.

Biology PhD graduates are prepared for careers in 

  • academia,
  • biochemistry,
  • bioengineering,
  • bioinnovation,
  • biomedical science,
  • biotechnology,
  • environmental biology,
  • forensic science,
  • genetics,
  • medicine,
  • molecular biology,
  • pharmaceutics or
  • pharmacodynamics. 

CST Office of Student Professional Development

The College of Science and Technology Office of Student Professional Development guides you throughout your time at Temple with information on internship and research opportunities. The college also hosts job fairs, networking events, prep sessions and workshops, so you can prepare for the future.

Learn more about the Office of Student Professional Development.

Job Fairs

Each fall and spring semester, the College of Science and Technology holds job fairs open to undergraduate and master’s level science and technology students as well as alumni of the college. The spring 2017 job fair drew more than 60 employers, including Apex Life Science, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, the City of Philadelphia’s Office of Innovation and Technology, Elsevier, Lockheed Martin, and the Wistar Institute.

Learn more about attending College of Science and Technology job fairs.

Career Services

As a Temple student, you can also visit the University’s Career Center for support during your job or internship search. Drop in for a short visit or schedule a 30-minute coaching session to discuss components of your professional profile, including your résumé and LinkedIn presence.

Career services can provide

Learn more about Temple’s Career Center.

Outcomes

Career opportunities and mid-career salaries for the Biology PhD may include the following examples.

Career

Median Salary*

Aquacultural Managers

$69,620.00

Bioinformatics Scientists

$76,690.00

Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary

$78,240.00

Biological Technicians

$43,800.00

Biologists

$74,960.00

Environmental Restoration Planners

$69,400.00

Forest & Conservation Technicians

$36,130.00

Range Managers

$61,480.00

Zoologists & Wildlife Biologists

$62,290.00

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).