Carnegie Mellon University

Undergraduate Post Graduation Placement

What do Biological Sciences students do after graduation? How many enter the workforce versus attending a graduate/professional school? What companies do they work for? What is their average starting salary? What graduate/professional schools do they attend?

Download the complete data set of our graduates' post graduation plans (.pdf files): 2008-2009

All charts and graphs listed below are based upon the 2008-2009 dataset.

Employment vs Grad School

Industry Employment

Maximum       

Minimum       

Mean      

Median       

$65,000 $40,000 $51,966 $52,000

Academic, Clinical and Temporary Research Employment

Maximum       

Minimum       

Mean      

Median       

$42,000 $25,000 $30,187 $27,000
Employment by Region
1 Research Assistant
2 Intramural Research Training Award Fellow
3 Business Technology Analyst
4 Analyst
5 Financial Analyst
6 Account Sales Representative
7 Laboratory Technician
8 Research Scientist
9 Research Technician
10 Science Writer/Editor
1 Health Care Policy Management
2 Medicine
3 Biological Sciences
4 Biotechnology Management
5 Physical Therapy
6 Neuroscience
7 Genetics
8 Molecular Biology
9 Psychology (Developmental & Clinical)
10 Immunology and Virology
1 Carnegie Mellon University
2 Yale University
3 Harvard University
4 University of California at Berkeley
5 Boston University
6 Duke University
7 Columbia University
8 Johns Hopkins University
9 Stanford University
10 University of Southern California
1 Johns Hopkins University
2 Dartmouth College
3 Drexel University
4 Temple University
5 Case Western Reserve University
6 University of Texas Southwestern School of Medicine
7 University of Massachusetts Medical School
8 Brooklyn Law School
9 Penn State University
10 Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine