Iowa grants the most Bachelors degrees in Ecology of all US states with 100 degrees being awarded last year. Students wanting to major in Ecology can expect about 39% percent of their fellow classmates to be men and 61% percent to be women. The majority students graduating in this field earn a Bachelors degree. The average annual income for an undergraduate degree in Ecology is $42,090.

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Top Colleges for Ecology

If you’re interested in studying Ecology, then you should consider applying to Connecticut College! This institution grants around 23 degrees at the Bachelors degree level in Ecology annually.

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Careers for Ecology Majors

Some top careers related to Ecology, include Natural Sciences Managers and Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary, both of which are in high demand. Yet there are positions that pay more, such as Natural Sciences Managers. the most available position for Ecology majors is Molecular and Cellular Biologists.

Top Paying Careers for Ecology

  1. Natural Sciences Managers   (Median Wage: $123,860)
  2. Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary   (Median Wage: $82,550)
  3. Molecular and Cellular Biologists   (Median Wage: $79,590)
  4. Life Scientists, All Other   (Median Wage: $78,190)
  5. Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists   (Median Wage: $63,420)
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