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Pre-medicine program careers

What Can I Do With This Pre-Medicine Degree?

Medical School

Our pre-medicine program – with majors in biology or chemistry – is designed to help students fulfill entrance requirements for medical school. Becoming a doctor, physician or surgeon1 has always been a distinguished undertaking, and often lucrative, with a median wage over $208,000 per year. In fact, with a projected growth rate of 7 percent from now to 2028, demand for qualified doctors is only growing.

Natural Sciences Manager2

A biology degree from University of the Cumberlands also offers a solid degree path, in and of itself, to a career. With it, you’ll have the scientific foundation you need to work in, and even manage, laboratories and scientific studies. The median wage for Natural Sciences Managers is $129,100 per year with an expected growth rate of 6 percent up to 2028.


Chemistry majors also have solid, pre-medicine career potential – including as a chemist. In a field projected to grow 4 percent over the better part of the next decade, chemists and material scientists earn a median wage of $78,790 annually.


  • Medical Doctor
  • Primary Care Physician
  • Family Physician
  • Natural Sciences Manager
  • Laboratory Director
  • Clinical Researcher
  • Chemist

"7 Percent" Projected Growth Rate for Physicians and Surgeons by 20281

1Physicians and Surgeons
2Natural Sciences Managers
3Chemists and Material Scientists