Pre-medical studies is not a major, but a series of undergraduate courses in science and mathematics recommended for students who want to pursue medical school after earning their bachelor's degree. These courses prepare students to enter medical school and ready them for careers as doctors or surgeons.
Some undergraduate majors - such as biology, chemistry, mathematics, biochemistry and physics - have curricula that include many of these pre-medical courses. Typical pre-medical courses include general and organic chemistry, biology, biochemistry, physics, math, microbiology, anatomy, genetics, immunology and neurobiology.
Note: Medical school prerequisites vary so it's important to work with a pre-med advisor during an undergraduate degree program.
The career trajectory of people with a Pre-Med degree appears to be focused around a few careers. The most common career that users with Pre-Med degrees have experience in is Medical Secretary, followed by Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologist, Orderly, Athletic Trainer, Agricultural and Food Science Technician, Paramedic, Correctional Officer, Medical Transcriptionist, Medical Records Technician, and Psychologist.
|Career||% of graduates||% of population||Multiple|
|Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologist||1.7%||0.1%||22.9×|
|Agricultural and Food Science Technician||1.3%||0.0%||34.8×|
|Medical Records Technician||1.1%||0.1%||15.9×|
Pre-Med graduates earn on average $k, putting them in the bottom percentile of earners with a degree.
|Percentile||Earnings after graduation ($1000s USD)|
|25th (bottom earners)||-|
|Median (average earners)||-|
|75th (top earners)||-|
Pre-Med graduates are highly employed compared to other graduates. We have collected data on three types of underemployment. Part-time refers to work that is less than 30 hours per week. Non-college refers to work that does not require a college degree. Low-paying includes a list of low-wage service jobs such as janitorial work, serving, or dishwashing.
|Employment Type||Proportion of graduates|
|We are still collecting information for this degree|