An associate’s degree in biology opens the doors to apply for jobs that require a biology degree from government sites such as usajobs.gov. You will be able to apply for jobs in the laboratory or in the field. Jobs in pharmaceutical, environmental or research laboratories will be available to you. You will be qualified to tutor chemistry, microbiology or zoology students at universities. This is a great way to work and learn while you pursue a bachelor’s degree.
The median annual wage for life, physical and social science occupations was $69,760 in May 2020, which was higher than the median wage for all occupations of $41,950.
The BLS lists the following career opportunities for AS Biology graduates:
- Agricultural and food science technician
- Environmental science and protection technician
- Chemical technician.