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Science jobs require intelligence, creativity and curiosity. A career in science, regardless of your specialty, will almost certainly involve forming and testing theories.

Here’s a rundown of some common science careers:

  • Choose a chemist job and you’ll study the structure, composition and reactions of substances to come up with new products, processes or materials.
  • A microbiologist job involves studying the growth, development and other characteristics of microscopic organisms.
  • In a biochemist job or biophysicist job, you’ll focus on the chemical and physical principles of living things and of biological processes, such as cell development, growth and heredity.
  • Lab technicians work on research lab tasks, such as setting up equipment, running tests and reporting results.
  • Select a research assistant job to help scientists work on lab tests and experiments.
  • In a medical scientist career, you’ll find ways to limit or cure diseases.
  • Natural sciences managers’ jobs combine business and science.

Science Job Market


The aging of the Baby Boomers and the demand for lifesaving new drugs and procedures to cure and prevent disease will likely drive demand for medical research. At the same time, merger-and-acquisition activity as well as expanded use of global employees will limit the number of science employment opportunities in the US in years to come.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) predicts that between 2010 and 2020:

  • Jobs for chemists will grow 4 percent.
  • Jobs for microbiologists will grow 13 percent.
  • Jobs for biochemists and biophysicists will grow 31 percent, but that works out to just 7,700 new jobs over the decade because the industry is small.
  • Jobs for biological technicians will grow 14 percent.
  • Jobs for chemical technicians will grow only 7 percent, with declines expected in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries.
  • Jobs for medical scientists will grow 36 percent, mostly in private industry.
  • Jobs for natural sciences managers will grow by just 8 percent, mainly due to outsourcing.

Science Salaries


Salaries in science depend in large part upon how much education is required for the specific job. Here are 2011 median salaries for some common jobs in science, according to the BLS:

  • Chemist: $69,760
  • Microbiologist: $65,230
  • Biochemist and biophysicist: $79,230
  • Biological technician: $39,480
  • Chemical technician: $42,070
  • Life, physical and social science technician: $43,120
  • Medical scientist: $76,130
  • Natural sciences manager: $114,770
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Faculty Computer Science & Information Systems (Programming) #F14009 Job Summary: Teach Computer Science and Information Systems courses to community college students. Students may pursue a Certificate, Associate of Applied Science Degree or an Associate of Science Degree in CSIS as offered by the department. The candidate will participate in course curriculum and program development. The candidat...
A Japanese pharmaceutical company is looking for a Director of Medical Science. This position will report to the Chief Medical Officer. This position will oversee Phase I/II of the development of oncology drugs. Experience in development of oncology drugs is needed. The Director of Medical Science is responsible for overseeing the teams which plan, design, develop, execute, and interpret clinical...
Faculty Mortuary Science Program #F14006 Job Summary: Under general supervision of the Mortuary Science Program Coordinator, the faculty member will teach various Mortuary Science evening/day classes and work with area funeral homes to coordinate student clinical education. Position may require faculty member to be available on weekends. Essential Responsibilities and Duties include: Prepare and t...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. Senior Medical Science Liaison, Diabetes - FL, GA-1509140625 Description Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC, a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting for a Senior Medical Science Liaison - Diabetes to cover the following region: Georgia & Florida. Must live close proximity to a major airport and must live within 10...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. Senior Medical Science Liaison, Diabetes - AL, MS, LA-4966140625 Description Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC, a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting for a Senior Medical Science Liaison - Diabetes to cover the following region: Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana. Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC is dedicated t...
Lake George Jr.-Sr. High School seeks long-term sub Science Teacher. Dual Cert. in Earth Science & Physics desired. Application & job description avail. at www.lkgeorge.org...
The Department of Computer Science is looking for full-time temporary faculty member for the academic year 2014-2015. This is a full-time, benefited, one year position. The Department offers undergraduate programs for majors in computer science leading to the Bachelor of Science degree. The Department also offers graduate programs leading to the Master of Science degree. The computer science progr...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. Sr. Medical Science Liaison- Oncology (No. Texas, NM, OK, KS)-4765140612 Description Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC, a Johnson and Johnson Company, is recruiting for a Senior Medical Science Liaison - Oncology to provide clinical and scientific support to opinion leaders, community physicians, investigators and other healthcare provider...
A Material Science Engineer is needed immediately for a leading manufacturer of consumer goods. Qualified candidates must have Bachelor’s degree in Materials Science or similar field along with 5+ years of experience in a metals and plastics manufacturing environment with thorough understanding of manufacturing processes, material testing, and troubleshooting. This position is located in the great...
Computer Science Trainer Job Requisition Number: 41287 United States New York - USA The Role: Bloomberg R&D is responsible for creating and maintaining all functions within the Bloomberg Professional Service. Our team works with the latest technologies and provides training for a technical staff of more than 2,000. Bloomberg R&D's training team is looking for an experienced, hands-on software prof...
Company Confidential Altoona, PA, 16601
*TOP JOB* TEMPORARY INFORMATION SCIENCES AND COMPUTER SCIENCE TEACHERS * The Division of Business and Engineering at Penn State Altoona is establishing a temporary faculty teaching pool in Information Sciences and Computer Science. Applications for temporary vacancies in the FALL 2014 SEMESTER schedule are being accepted and will remain current until the first day of the Fall 2014 semester. Applic...
#01341037. NE Dept. of Education. To serve as the Director of Science Education for the Nebraska Department of Education by providing leadership, content expertise, and professional development to Nebraska schools and Educational Service Units (ESUs) in all areas of Science Education. Salary: $45,888.72 to $59,640.48. Please visit our website at www.statejobs.nebraska.gov for job duties, requireme...
Education Pope County CUSD #1 is accepting applications for the following positions: H Jr. High/Middle School Science Teacher H Title I Math Recovery Teacher All applicants should have the necessary credentials for the position. Please contact the Unit Office at(618) 683-2301 for more information. The deadline for applications is August 1, 2014. Teaching applicants should include letter of interes...
Treetops, 49735
Education Gaylord Community Schools seeking Science Instructor. www.gaylordschools.com This job listing brought to you by The Traverse City Record Eagle...
Instructor of Computer Science Saint Mary’s University seeks an Instructor to teach computer science courses. A masters degree and 5 years experience is preferred. Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota is a global, diverse, studentcentered, multi-campus learning institution. Enriched by our Lasallian Catholic heritage, we awaken, nurture and empower learners to ethical lives of service and leadersh...
Stigler, 74462
Stigler Public Schools is accepting applications for Middle School Science Teacher Please send resume, transcript and copy of teaching certificate to Tony Gilmore, Middle School Principal 309 N.W. 'E' Street Stigler, OK 74462 or by e-mail *****. ok.us, (918)967-2805. EOE This job listing brought to you by The Muskogee Phoenix...
IMMEDIATE OPENING EARTH SCIENCE TEACHER NYS 7-12 Earth Science Certification Required Fingerprints Required Submit letter of interest, resume , application, certification, list of references with phone numbers and transcripts to: Mr. Edward Niznik, Superintendent Adirondack Central School 110 Ford Street Boonville, New York 13309 Fax: 315-942-5522 Email: ***** Our Application...
Company Confidential Hartford, CT, 06106
Are you ready to take the next step in your career with a company that develops a wide range of molecular products for research in the life science industry? We are currently looking for an Account Manager to be based out of Central Connecticut to be responsible for calling on Academic, Pharmaceutical, and Biotech accounts in CT, Western MA and ME. You will be responsible for developing new busine...
Company Confidential Philadelphia, PA, 19104
We are currently looking for an Entry Level Marketing Associate for our client who manufacturers chromatography columns, bulk media, and instrumentation. Requirements: BS in Chemistry or any other scientific degree with at least 48 credits in Chemistry Minimum of 6 credits in polymer science Minimum of 1 year Marketing or technical service experience that required a chromatography background Minim...
Bayer CropScience (BCS), an Equal Opportunity Employer, is a subgroup of Bayer AG. It is one of the world's leading innovative crop science companies in the areas of crop protection, non-agricultural pest control, seeds and traits. The company offers an outstanding range of products and extensive service backup for modern, sustainable agriculture and for non-agricultural applications. Bayer CropSc...
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