There are many careers in neuroscience for students who complete a degree. Neuroscience students often go on to medical, veterinarian, or dental schools, or complete graduate degrees in science fields.

Students who do not opt for additional schooling may pursue careers as professional research assistants, research analysts, or laboratory technicians in academic laboratories, biotech industries, and medical/insurance fields.

Through 2030, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics expects significant (17 percent) job growth for medical scientists — a category that includes neuroscientists. They’ll be needed to study new medical treatments as the population ages and develops a resistance to antibiotics.


  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center — Postdoctoral Fellow
  • University of Alabama-Birmingham — Research Scientist
  • Medical College of Wisconsin — Graduate Fellows


  • Womack Army Medical Center — Emergency Room Physician
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Urology — Physician and Assistant Professor
  • Henry Ford Hospital — Physician
  • Mayo Clinic — Physician Assistant of Epilepsy
  • Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers (Milwaukee, Wis.) — Physician Assistant
  • Aurora Memorial Hospital of Burlington — Physician Assistant
  • Children’s Medical Center, Dallas — Neurosurgery Physician Assistant
  • Marquette — Dentistry students
  • Creighton University Dental School — Dentistry student


  • Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago — R.N.
  • Froedert Hospital — R.N.
  • Aurora Medical Center-Grafton — R.N.
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital — R.N.


  • Medical College of Wisconsin — Animal Lab Technician
  • AbbVie — Scientist
  • Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison — Research Scientist
  • Medical College of Wisconsin — Neurosurgery Lab Tech
  • Medical College of Wisconsin — Neurosurgery Research Technologist


  • Novant Health — Hyperbaric Technician/Wound Care
  • Hennepin County Medical Center — Psychometrist
  • Mercy Health System — Autism Technician
  • Kenosha Community Health Center — Quality Coordinator
  • United Allergy Services — Clinical Allergy Specialist


  • Mayo Clinic — Physical Therapy Student
  • UW-Milwaukee — Occupational Therapy Student
  • Medical College of Wisconsin — Pharmacy Student
  • UW-Madison — Veterinary Student
  • University of Bonn (Germany) — Graduate Fellow
  • Mayo Clinic — Surgical Pathology Fellow
  • Indiana University
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Medical College of Wisconsin
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • University of Illinois-Chicago
  • University of Alabama-Birmingham
  • Rosalind Franklin University
  • New Jersey School of Medicine and Dentistry
  • Loyola University of Chicago
  • Midwestern University
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Marquette University
  • University of Washington
  • Roosevelt University
  • Washington University 
  • Southern Illinois University

Hear from Carthage neuroscience alumni

Visit The Aspire Center for more information on careers after Carthage

Find information about selecting graduate programs in neuroscience at the Society for Neuroscience website.