Job Outlook

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports a significant increase in the need for people in this field, rising 19 percent over the next decade.

Our alums have gone on to study at institutions like the University of Michigan and Wayne State University here in Michigan. We also have alums doing their post-doctoral fellowships at U of M, University of Florida, Tufts University and the University of Indiana, to name a few.

Though the program is tailored to those looking to further their education through graduate studies, employment is available immediately upon receiving your undergraduate degree, preparing you for entry-level research positions in the pharmaceutical industry or at research institutions. 

Here is an expansive list with just some of the options that will be available with a neuroscience degree. 

Practitioner Fields in Psychology

  • Clinical neuropsychologist
  • Counseling psychologist
  • School psychologist

Medical Fields

  • Neurologist
  • Neurosurgeon
  • Psychiatrist

Allied Medical Field

  • Physical therapist
  • Occupational therapist
  • Social worker

Research Fields

  • Neuroscientist
  • Behavioral neuroscientist (psychobiologist, biopsychologist)
  • Neurobiologist
  • Neuropsychologist
  • Psychophysiologist
  • Neurochemist
  • Comparative psychologist
  • Evolutionary psychologist

Others

  • Laboratory technician
  • Pharmaceutical company sales representative
  • Scientific instrument salesperson
  • Medical education writing
  • Public science official
  • Grant funding agency official
  • Journalist (on neuroscience-related topics)
  • Research compliance