Life Science Education Careers & Outcomes
Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) teachers are in high demand in today’s workforce. In recent years, 100 percent of our Life Science Education graduates (Class of 2015) have found satisfying jobs in their field within a year following graduation. The demand for Life Science teachers is likely to continue for the foreseeable future.
Generally speaking, education majors prepared in Minnesota and the Upper Midwest are in demand throughout the United States, and because of the region’s strong reputation of preparing teachers, often find it relatively easier to get a teaching license in Minnesota. Teacher salaries vary greatly depending on school district size, region of the country, subject area and educational attainment, but life science teachers typically enjoy starting salaries around $40,000.
What can I do with a Life Science Education degree?
- Community educator
- High school biology, geology, meteorology, or astronomy teacher
- Middle school earth science, life science, or physical science teacher
- Environmental science teacher
- Non-profit employee