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Science Degrees and Programs Offered in Ohio (OH)

Science degrees in Ohio cover several areas. Most scientific careers require a doctoral degree, although some require only a master's level degree. Because of that, many scientific fields seem sparse in numbers. For example, there are only 170 atmospheric scientists in Ohio, according to the Ohio Department of Jobs and Families (ODJF). Most scientist jobs, however, are prestigious.

Science degrees in Ohio cover many majors

It's a good idea to educate yourself when choosing a scientific field. Some fields aren't growing in Ohio or nationwide while others are. That's why it's important to investigate science degrees in OH. Here are three examples of occupations requiring science degrees in Ohio that are experiencing significant growth, courtesy of the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the ODJF.

Biochemists and biophysicists: The mean annual salary as of May 2009 was $68,780, with 31.6 percent projected growth between 2008 and 2018. This is the fastest growing scientific category in the state and requires a doctoral degree.

Medical scientists: With a mean annual salary of $68,620 as of May 2009, and with 28.7 percent projected growth between 2008 and 2018, this is another excellent field for science-minded students to consider. Some medical scientists earn both medical and doctoral degrees.

Geoscientists: Geoscientists earned a mean annual salary of $63,450 as of May 2009, with 12.8 percent job growth projected for 2008 through 2018. Often, a master's degree is all that is required.