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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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CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply R&D Technical Project Manager Lafayette, LA; Baton Rouge, LA Full-Time $100,000 - $140,000 Apply Apply R&D Technical Project Manager Lafayette, LA; Baton Rouge, LA Full-Time $100,000 - $140,000 Apply Job Details We are a prestigious Food Product manufacturing and distribution company. Currently looking for a...
Huntington Learning Center in Skokie is looking for enthusiastic and dynamic PART-TIME TEACHERS for Math and Science. We are looking for teachers who can tutor math, physics, biology, and chemistry. We are also looking for ACT/ SAT Prep teachers. HUNTINGTON LEARNING CENTER is the oldest provider of supplemental education, tutoring and exam prep in the U.S. With over 300 locations, Huntington Learn...
Type Regular Full-Time Job Code *LI-AW3 Overview: (Covering States: MN WI MI IN and Western Ohio) Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a specialty biopharmaceutical company which provides products for patients with serious, difficult-to-treat autoimmune and inflammatory disorders. We support research in a number of rare conditions, including in treatment-resistant patient populations, in which there...
Type Regular Full-Time Job Code *LI-AW3 Overview: (States covering : Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio) Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a specialty biopharmaceutical company which provides products for patients with serious, difficult-to-treat autoimmune and inflammatory disorders. We support research in a number of rare conditions, including in treatment-resistant patient populations, in which there...
Type Regular Full-Time Job Code *LI-JL2 Overview: Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a specialty biopharmaceutical company which provides products for patients with serious, difficult-to-treat autoimmune and inflammatory disorders. We support research in a number of rare conditions, including in treatment-resistant patient populations, in which there is significant need for improved therapeutic opt...
Type Regular Full-Time Job Code Overview: Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a specialty biopharmaceutical company which provides products for patients with serious, difficult-to-treat autoimmune and inflammatory disorders. We support research in a number of rare conditions, including in treatment-resistant patient populations, in which there is significant need for improved therapeutic options. Qu...
Amplify Learning is creating exciting new curriculum that reinvents teaching and learning in the core subjects of English Language Arts, math and science. These products combine interactive game-like experiences with analytics that meet the rigorous demands of the CCSS. By optimizing the power of adaptive technologies, our Learning products support individualized instruction for students and, at t...
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) is one of the leading architecture, interior design, engineering, and urban-planning firms in the world, with a 75-year reputation for design excellence and a portfolio that includes some of the most important architecture of the 20th and 21st centuries. Since its inception, SOM has been a leader in the research and development of innovative technologies, proce...
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) is one of the leading architecture, interior design, engineering, and urban-planning firms in the world, with a 75-year reputation for design excellence and a portfolio that includes some of the most important architecture of the 20th and 21st centuries. Since its inception, SOM has been a leader in the research and development of innovative technologies, proce...
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) is one of the leading architecture, interior design, engineering, and urban-planning firms in the world, with a 75-year reputation for design excellence and a portfolio that includes some of the most important architecture of the 20th and 21st centuries. Since its inception, SOM has been a leader in the research and development of innovative technologies, proce...
Co-Op (Computer Science Major - Junior) Are you a student looking to launch your Information Technology career? If so, then UPS is the place for you! Once known as a trucking company, UPS is now recognized as a technology company with trucks and is poised for success. Spending more than $1 billion a year on information technology, UPS provides its customers unparalleled capability in tracking and...
Position: Senior Science Editors needed Full Time - Pharma/Biology Industry Location: New Jersey - Central Status: Full Time Estimated Duration: Full Time Starts: Interviewing Now Rate: DOE Job Description: Our client, a B2B pharma/science publisher, seeks 2 Senior Editors with either a chemistry, science or biology background to join the editorial team for 2 publications in the pharma industry. T...
We are seeking a High School Science Teacher to work with an ED/BD population in a Chapter 766 approved special education school using a collaborative team approach. Our school, located in Lancaster, Massachusetts, has small class sizes and a 10- or 12-month school year. Job Purpose Promotes and nurtures the education of students by planning and tailoring courses of study; monitoring, assisting wi...
The Diabetes Medical Affairs mission is to use our deep therapeutic knowledge, to generate and translate science, to advance healthcare outcomes for patients. The Diabetes Clinical Science Liaison will serve as a key clinical liaison to advanced practice health care providers (HCPs). The Diabetes Clinical Science Liaison will be a key member of the Diabetes Field Medical Affairs team, working in c...
The Diabetes Medical Affairs mission is to use our deep therapeutic knowledge, to generate and translate science, to advance healthcare outcomes for patients. The Diabetes Clinical Science Liaison will serve as a key clinical liaison to advanced practice health care providers (HCPs). The Diabetes Clinical Science Liaison will be a key member of the Diabetes Field Medical Affairs team, working in c...
The Diabetes Medical Affairs mission is to use our deep therapeutic knowledge, to generate and translate science, to advance healthcare outcomes for patients. The Diabetes Clinical Science Liaison will serve as a key clinical liaison to advanced practice health care providers (HCPs). The Diabetes Clinical Science Liaison will be a key member of the Diabetes Field Medical Affairs team, working in c...
The Diabetes Medical Affairs mission is to use our deep therapeutic knowledge, to generate and translate science, to advance healthcare outcomes for patients. The Diabetes Clinical Science Liaison will serve as a key clinical liaison to advanced practice health care providers (HCPs). The Diabetes Clinical Science Liaison will be a key member of the Diabetes Field Medical Affairs team, working in c...
The Diabetes Medical Affairs mission is to use our deep therapeutic knowledge, to generate and translate science, to advance healthcare outcomes for patients. The Diabetes Clinical Science Liaison will serve as a key clinical liaison to advanced practice health care providers (HCPs). The Diabetes Clinical Science Liaison will be a key member of the Diabetes Field Medical Affairs team, working in c...
Essential functions and responsibilities: 1. Prepare all documents regarding registration to complete a product dossier for international customers according to the requirements from the customer 2. Prepare the shipment of all documents and samples required for a product registration 3. Request special documents from US Government offices for registration purposes or for international shipments (F...
The Diabetes Medical Affairs mission is to use our deep therapeutic knowledge, to generate and translate science, to advance healthcare outcomes for patients. The Diabetes Clinical Science Liaison will serve as a key clinical liaison to advanced practice health care providers (HCPs). The Diabetes Clinical Science Liaison will be a key member of the Diabetes Field Medical Affairs team, working in c...

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