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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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QUINSIGAMOND Community College Faculty (Fall 2014) Openings: * ENVIRONMENTAL/PHYSICAL SCIENCE FACULTY * OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANT PROGRAM These positions are full time with a competitive salary and comprehensive benefit package. Faculty positions are for the Fall 2014. To Apply: Visit the Quinsigamond website at for a complete job description, qualifications and ap...
Advertisement: Immediate Opening - Mercyhurst University - North East Campus - Associate of Science in Nursing Program Mercyhurst University - North East Campus is seeking a Nurse Educator with a Master's Degree in Nursing to join our team. This position is in the Evening/Weekend program. You will be providing education and support to non-traditional students who have work and family responsibilit...
Jones College is seeking on ground Political Science and Philosophy instructors. Must have a Master's degree in field or a Master's and 18 graduate hours in specialty. Email resumes to ***** or fax to Dean Snodgrass at 904-743-4446. Text Jax15495599...
EMERGENCY MEDICAL SCIENCE FACULTY EDUCATIONAL LEVEL: Master's degree in Emergency Medical Care or related field from a regionally accredited institution is preferred, or Master's degree from a regionally accredited institution and Bachelor of Science in Emergency Medical Care or related field from a regionally accredited institution, or Bachelor of Science in Emergency Medical Care or related fiel...
Northern Oklahoma College Division of Agriculture, Science and Engineering is seeking a full-time, tenure-track instructor for Biological Science to begin Fall semester 2014. This position requires both teaching and advising responsibilities on the Enid campus. Teaching areas include, but may not restricted to, General Biology, Zoology, Human Anatomy, and Human Physiology. An evening course may be...
Stillwater, 74074
Northern Oklahoma College Enid Campus Division of Agriculture, Science and Engineering is seeking a full-time, tenure-track instructor for Biological Science to begin Fall semester 2014. For a complete job description and required application paperwork, please see our employment opportunity page at . EOE This job listing brought to you by The Stillwater Newspress...
Northern Oklahoma College Enid is currently seeking a Daytime Adjunct Instructor for the Social Science Division. The teaching area is Applied Ethics. For a complete job description and required application paperwork, please see our employment opportunity page at EOE This job listing brought to you by The Stillwater Newspress...
Metallurgist-Material science, Industrial Foundry- Kinston, NC Location: Kinston, NC Domain: Metallurgical Engineering STI-EC-ENG-126 Job Description: Must be a Metallurgist. We are seeking an experienced Metallurgist to join our client company in their state of the art facility. In this role you will manage the lab as well as oversee the melting and pouring operations of this ferrous and non-ferr...
STI-EC-ENG-26 Ceramic Quality Specialist– Materials Science, QC- Niles, MI Location: Niles, MI Domain: Manufacturing Experience: 2 & more Years Position Description: Test and measure ceramic materials and parts, enter data into a QC tracking system and communicate the results to others within the organization. Will be spent in the Lab performing tests and assisting in the running of trials. "Make...
Clovis Community College will accept applications for the positions of: Instructor in Cosmetology Instructor in History Instructor in Mathematics Instructor in Nursing Instructor in Science Instructor in Spanish through April 18, 2014 until 4:30 p.m. Send a cover letter, transcripts, current resume including names and telephone numbers of three work related references, and a CCC application form t...
Scottville, 49454
West Shore Community College seeks to hire a vibrant, innovative full-time faculty for Computer Science and Digital Literacy. Beginning Fall Semester 2014, with potential for continuing appointment and full professor rank, this position is designed for the forward-thinking, student-centered, generalist in technology who can provide leadership in two directions simultaneously: 1) Strengthen WSCC's...
Derry Township School District anticipates the following professional openings for the 2014-15 school year. Positions are full-time and permanent unless noted as a long-term substitute position. HS Counselor (2014-15 Long-term substitute position): Job #11911 HS Health/PE Teacher (2014-15 Long-term substitute position): Job #11914 HS Mathematics Teacher Job #11916 MS Learning Support Teacher (Augu...
SCHOOL DISTRICT OF LANCASTER The following positions are currently available: Principal at Wheatland Middle School Coordinator of Secondary Mathematics and Science Coordinator of Secondary Literacy and Social Studies To view a complete job description and apply online please visit our "Careers" page at: Deadline for application is April 28, 2014. PA Criminal Record check, C...
REQUEST FOR APPLICANTS The Dickinson-Iron Intermediate School District is seeking applicants for the following position: Summer Science Camp Staff Coordinator 8 to 9 weeks - Camp runs from mid June to mid August 2014 For a complete description go to, "Employment." Send letter of interest and DIISD application to: Wendy Warmuth, Superintendent DICKINSON-IRON ISD 1074 Pyle Drive Kingsf...
HAMILTON UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT. Social Science, Temp Math, Temp English Teachers and Long Term Art Substitute for 2014-15. Application and information at and 530-826-3261. Open Until Filled. EOE....
Secondary Science Teacher Do you have what it takes to cultivate the next generation of "Scientific Artists" - students with both the disciplined expertise and creative imagination to contribute effectively to the betterment of global society? If so, the Albany Charter School Network may be the place for you! We are looking for a Secondary Science Teacher to join our team of professionals, committ...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Color or Imaging Science Engineer San Jose, CA; Santa Clara, CA Full-Time $120,000 - $175,000 Posted 4/18/2014 Shaun Sedgwick is recruiting for this position. Email your resume to Shaun Apply Job Details If you are a Color or Imaging Scientist with the passion to work for a stealth R&D division of one of the world'...
The Medical Science Liaison (MSL) will provide clinical and scientific information in response to inquiries about Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ marketed and developmental products to physicians, other health care providers, medical centers and staff, health maintenance organizations, and government health agencies. The MSL will also identify and develop relationships with regional and national key opinion...
Science Lab Preparator Department of Chemistry at Oregon State University. P/T, starting at $15.65 /hour. This position will support and assist with the laboratory teaching program for the Department of Chemistry. Preferred candidate will have a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry or related field. To review posting and apply, go to Posting #0012050. Closing date A...
The Department of Aviation Science is seeking a full-time tenured faculty member to serve as chairperson of the department and to be a part of a multi-talented and diverse group of professionals. The successful candidate will be a high energy visionary and goal-oriented individual who will also provide academic leadership as the Department Chair. This individual will be responsible for managing th...
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