2. Animal Bioscience
- Starting salary: $34,700
- Mid-career salary: $57,000
- Annual online job postings: 10,620
- Related job: Animal Bioscientist
- Projected 10-year job growth: 8.7%
Becoming an animal bioscientist usually requires a doctorate. And with a median annual salary of approximately $65,200, the extra training might seem like overkill. It’s possible to be an agricultural tech with just an AS or BS, but the pay is less also – roughly $35,080 annually.
Majoring in food science could lead to more appetizing career results. A bachelor’s degree alone will allow you to secure a food scientist job, which boasts median earnings of $62,000 annually. And with the public’s attention becoming increasingly focused on diet and health, there will be more available jobs – an estimated 13.2% more by 2025.