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What Can I Do With This Pre-Physican Assistant Degree?

Physician Assistant Programs

Healthcare careers overall are on the rise. With a 31 percent growth rate by 2028, the career field of physician assistant1 is no exception. And your undergraduate studies in biology give you the background you need to fulfill entrance requirements for most graduate programs in field. The salary is also very healthy, with physician assistants earning a median salary of $112,260 annually.

High School Teacher2

Or maybe you go a different direction in your studies. With the right certification, you could teach high school biology. There is a growing need for qualified high school teachers, especially in scientific fields. High school teachers earn a median salary of $61,660 a year, with a growth rate of 4 percent projected over most of the next decade.

Natural Sciences Manager3

Apart from continuing post-graduate studies, a biology degree from University of the Cumberlands also offers a solid degree path, in and of itself, to work in or 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 by 2028.


  • Certified Physician Assistant
  • Clinical Physician Assistant
  • Family Practice Physician Assistant
  • Biology Teacher
  • Science Teacher
  • Natural Sciences Manager
  • Laboratory Director

"$112,260" Median Annual Pay for Physician Assistant1

1Physician Assistants
2High School Teachers
3Natural Sciences Managers