A liberal arts education prepares you for the challenges of a changing and unpredictable world, equipping you with the skills to communicate, debate, solve problems and think critically. Here's a sampling of careers paths for neuroscience majors.

First Jobs

  • Research assistant, Göttingen, Germany
  • Research assistant, Harvard Medical School
  • Research assistant, University of Michigan
  • Research assistant, Lieber Institute for Brain Development, Baltimore
  • Lab manager, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences Johns Hopkins University
  • IRTA post-baccalaureate fellow, National Institute of Health, Bethesda, Maryland
  • Research technician, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Montague, Massachusetts
  • Clinical research coordinator, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston


  • Lead investigator, Lieber Institute for Brain Development; Associate professor, The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
  • Obstetrician, Seattle
  • Anesthesiologist, Salt Lake City
  • Attorney, General Electric
  • Researcher, Cleveland Clinic
  • Veterinarian, Bremerton, Washington 
  • Investigator, Lieber Institute for Brain Development, Baltimore
  • Distribution analyst, Conde Nast Publications
  • Professor of psychology, Middlebury College
  • Attorney adviser, Social Security Administration
  • Research scientist, NYU Langone Medical Center

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