What do they do?

All physical scientists not listed separately.

Typical Wages

Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Physical Scientists, All Other is projected to Decline 4 percent from 2020 to 2030

Projected Employment in VA

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  • -4.3%

    Change

    Ranks #53 in job growth rate
    130

    Job Openings

    Ranks #5 in net job growth

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Education Level

Percent of workers in this field with these degrees:

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree  (50%)
  • Master's degree  (23%)
  • Bachelor's degree  (27%)
  • Associate's degree  (<1%)
  • Some college, no degree  (<1%)
  • High school diploma equivalent  (<1%)
  • Less than high school diploma  (<1%)

Typical College Majors

Most Popular Majors that prepare Physical Scientists, All Other

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  • #1
    • Degrees Granted

      2,437
    • Female Students

      1,435
    • Male Students

      1,002
    • Median Starting Salary

      $47,533
  • #2
    • Degrees Granted

      497
    • Female Students

      284
    • Male Students

      213
    • Median Starting Salary

      $51,867
  • #3
    • Degrees Granted

      356
    • Female Students

      221
    • Male Students

      135
    • Median Starting Salary

      $47,533

This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 28.2 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

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