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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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The New York Times is a technology company that also produces the world's most reliable and highest quality journalism. Our ability to do so relies on a talented team of expert technologists that can collect, query, and learn from a tremendous abundance of data unique to this company in its scope and diversity. The Times seeks a Data Scientist to join a growing Data Science Group working with busi...
Reporting to the Director, Science & Technology, the Associate Director will plan and manage technology and product development, manufacturing process development, and the quality control activities. Review project plans to ensure scientific integrity, consistency with departmental strategy and the achievability of deliverables and dates. Ensure that the developmental projects are conducted and co...
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Our client is an International Life Science company that's committed to improving the quality of life. They target sales into Academia Research, Government, Pharma, Diagnostic, and High Tech Manufacturing. They have a division that needs a Business Development Manager to be the SME for their Toxicology product line. Requirements include: PhD preferred or a Master’s degree in one of the biologica...
Job Description: Baxter is committed to developing its employees and providing them with opportunities that are personally challenging and professionally rewarding. The internship/co-op will allow the student to gain hands-on experience with different aspects of software development and support of new medical device products. In addition, intern/co-op will receive mentoring from his/her manager a...
TypeRegular Full-Time Job Code*LI-AB1 Overview: Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals is pleased to bring Questcor and its entire business into our company. The former Questcor organization will be known as the Autoimmune and Rare Diseases business within Mallinckrodt’s Specialty Pharmaceuticals segment. We will continue their focus on the treatment of patients with serious, difficult-to-treat autoimmu...
Clinical Science Editor is to provide clinical and communications experience to provide guidance and support for projects and publications spanning a variety of therapeutic areas including cardiology, endocrinology, oncology, psychiatry, and others. Additionally this position will also assist in developing needs assessments and proposals for such projects. This position works with authors and sta...
Position Summary This Associate Director supports Actelion's Commercial Analytics & Planning efforts by providing objective, in-depth information about current and future markets and competitive forces. The AD acts as a strategic advisor to the US Commercial teams with deep expertise in uncovering competitive dynamics in the marketplace to prepare the brand for a launch into a competitive marketp...
Computer Science Instructors McKendree University seeks qualified individuals to teach part-time at its Lebanon, Illinois campus starting in the Spring Semester. Master’s degree required with preference for at least 18 graduate hours in Computer Science or closely related discipline. Current openings are for Compiler Design. Each course is offered as an eight-week night courses starting in mid-Ja...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. Manager, Mathematical Sciences (Statistician)-6791140606 Description McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division, a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting for a Manager, Mathematical Sciences (Statistician) which can be based in either the Fort Washington or Lancaster, PA site. McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division of...
Description Job Description / Capsule The Executive Director, Marketing Sciences, Commercial Innovation, and Customer Solutions is part of the US Commercial Operations Leadership Team, reporting to the VP of Commercial Operations. The role leads the functions essential for support of the US commercial organization, and must work across multiple functions (eg, Sales, Marketing, MAPS) to balance t...
Middle School Science Teacher (Orangeburg, SC and client sites) Teach Science subjects to middle school students. Bachelor Degree or equivalent in Education or Science, SC Educator Certificate in 1G and 1 year of exp. required. Mail resume to: Unique Services Associates, Inc., attn.: HR, 1580 Pinehurst Street, Orangeburg, SC 29115...
LaunchPad for Enterprise is an evidence-based enterprise solution (methodology + platform + ecosystem of experts) designed to accelerate commercialization, prioritize innovation initiatives & uncover opportunities to build net new revenue growth. The board of directors includes Steve Blank, whose “lean” methodology is at the core of our process. LaunchPad for Enterprise’s evidence-based solution ...
Computer Science Instructors McKendree University seeks qualified individuals to teach part-time at its Lebanon, Illinois campus starting in the Spring. Master’s degree required with preference for at least 18 graduate hours in Computer Science or closely related discipline. Current openings are for Computer Architecture and Organization and Compiler Design. Each course is offered as an eight-w...
Description About AstraZeneca As one of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies, our business is focused on providing innovative, effective medicines that make a real difference in important areas of healthcare. At AstraZeneca, innovation is about more than just research. We aim to stimulate continued creativity throughout our organization by maintaining a culture in which our people feel v...
Description About AstraZeneca As one of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies, our business is focused on providing innovative, effective medicines that make a real difference in important areas of healthcare. At AstraZeneca, innovation is about more than just research. We aim to stimulate continued creativity throughout our organization by maintaining a culture in which our people feel v...
Description About AstraZeneca As one of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies, our business is focused on providing innovative, effective medicines that make a real difference in important areas of healthcare. At AstraZeneca, innovation is about more than just research. We aim to stimulate continued creativity throughout our organization by maintaining a culture in which our people feel v...
Job Summary: Analyze UV spectral imaging datasets; assist with planning future observations; publish results in peer-reviewed journals and presentations at professional meetings; develop concepts and new technologies for UV/Vis/IR instrumentation; assist with flight instrument integration, test and calibration tasks; lead and/or assist proposal writing for new business.Far-UV science topics to st...
Description About AstraZeneca As one of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies, our business is focused on providing innovative, effective medicines that make a real difference in important areas of healthcare. At AstraZeneca, innovation is about more than just research. We aim to stimulate continued creativity throughout our organization by maintaining a culture in which our people feel v...
NEUMONT UNIVERSITY - DIFERENT BY DESIGN Neumont University is an accredited institution offering Bachelor’s Degrees in Computer Science and related fields. We are looking for a dynamic, engaging personality to fill an adjunct faculty position teaching and mentoring students in Project Management. Join a focused group of individuals working in a fast-paced, intense and fun environment with the goa...
An American multinational corporation specializing in Internet-related services and products is currently seeking an Engineering Manager for a team delivering high quality, interactive, animated short stories to mobile devices in the Mountain View, CA area. This is a 1 year CONTRACT position, with the possibility of extension. Local candidates only, no per diem available. Responsibilities for the...

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