Physical Sciences

Science and Research

Possible Career Paths (ranked by US median annual salary)

Low

$62,080

Median

$118,970

Top

$280,000

Physicists

16,710 employed

Low

$57,430

Median

$118,830

Top

$190,540

Political Scientists

6,320 employed

Low

$56,150

Median

$115,110

Top

$161,890

Nuclear Engineers

16,700 employed

Low

$66,400

Median

$105,810

Top

$159,330

Economists

19,550 employed

Low

$56,400

Median

$102,490

Top

$172,580

Chemical Engineers

33,500 employed

Low

$62,230

Median

$102,160

Top

$169,080

Astronomers

2,020 employed

Low

$54,110

Median

$100,590

Top

$165,280

Materials Scientists

7,470 employed

Low

$51,250

Median

$99,530

Top

$158,660

Low

$40,210

Median

$97,740

Top

$126,140

Low

$50,180

Median

$92,070

Top

$138,250

Low

$48,410

Median

$91,190

Top

$177,840

Veterinarians

69,370 employed

Low

$53,980

Median

$90,420

Top

$159,320

Colleges that offer this degree

(ranked by reported salaries 10 years out of school)

$52,300.00 15% admission rate
$39,994.00 60% admission rate
$53,534.00 9% admission rate
$48,628.00 48% admission rate
$53,500.00 9% admission rate
$53,910.00 22% admission rate
$51,400.00 6% admission rate
$48,012.00 60% admission rate
$42,490.00 70% admission rate
$12,418.00 (In state) 23% admission rate