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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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bioTheranostics develops molecular diagnostics that support the selection of individualized oncology therapies through improved cancer classification, breast cancer risk stratification and prediction of therapeutic benefit, and predictive biomarker testing. bioTheranostics, Inc. is seeking a highly energetic Medical Science Liaison (MSL) to join our company. Hired person will serve as part of th...
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. Education/Experience: Re...
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...
HEAT TREATMENT MANUFACTURING ENGINEER is needed immediately for a well-respected manufacturing firm in Tennessee. Qualified candidates must have 3+ years’ experience with component heat treatment in a manufacturing environment and a relevant BS Engineering Degree. Career growth opportunity with extensive training provided. Relocation assistance is available for the right fit. Responsibilities for...
Be Noble. Teach Science at Noble. Noble believes that it must provide an academic foundation that will prepare its students for future success in all endeavors. We’re looking for passionate science teachers who will open the world of science to our students. Are you a teacher who is constantly self-reflecting and improving professionally by focusing on data-driven instruction and who views teachi...
Our client was established nearly 20 years ago, to fill a void of researchers looking for pre-poured agar plates or custom products with a fast turnaround. They initially focused in molecular biology research. Fast-forward 20 years, and they have an extensive product listing numbering in the tens of thousands. Now, all they need is an internet and marketing-savvy rock star to help them brand thems...
Education Affiliates provides educational programs that deliver real-life career skills in high demand occupations that lead to employment upon graduation and a lifetime of personal growth. Position Description: Must have minimum of 3 years work experience and Bachelors or MS Degree with 15-18 semester Bachelor/Masters level credits in the subject taught. A certificate, diploma or degree at the ...
Middle school science teacher · Premier and innovative Montessori adolescent program / · seeks 5th team member specializing in the Sciences · contribute to a collaborative team of instructors and students by providing exemplary core science content and individualized instruction/ · enable students to relate classroom content to the real world by emphasizing a problem solving mentality/ · crea...
Recent Computer Science Graduates!!! I will be seeking to fill 2 entry level Data Analysts positions for a fortune 500 company in Tulsa: Location is Tulsa OK / contract to hire. You really need to be serious about relocating permanently to Tulsa or be there Monday through Friday no exception. CANDIDATE NEEDS TO BE ABLE TO COME FOR A F2F IN OKLAHOMA on a short notice . (WE WILL SHARE the COST O...
Design Group is a leading engineering, systems integration, and technology consulting firm, capable of providing complete operating solutions for consumer products, life sciences, and other industrial sectors. Design Group provides engineering, project management, regulatory compliance, and other technology services to the world’s leading companies. Our organization is staffed by almost 1,000 eng...
Design Group is a leading engineering, systems integration, and technology consulting firm, capable of providing complete operating solutions for consumer products, life sciences, and other industrial sectors. Design Group provides engineering, project management, regulatory compliance, and other technology services to the world’s leading companies. Our organization is staffed by almost 1,000 eng...
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 valued, energi...
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 valued, energi...
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 valued, energi...
Loyal Source Government Services is currently hiring for Medical Technologist, Histotechnologist, and Phlebotomist for the Veterans Affairs Medical Center located in Philadelphia, PA to work as a civilian contractor. To apply contact Delwin Johnson at ***** 407-591-3091 This opportunity offers excellent stability, great compensation and a great work environment serving a patie...
Company Confidential Indianapolis, IN, 46201
We are currently looking for an experienced Capital Equipment Sales Specialist to be based in the Indianapolis or Ohio area. This person will be responsible to call on Biopharmaceutical markets. Additional responsibilities include managing existing accounts as well as growing new business. Job requirements: BS Degree in a Science field, PhD, or Master’s Degree preferred 5-7 years of proven sale...
Company Confidential Newark, NJ, 07101
Our client is seeking a Sales Director to cover the Americas. This manager must live near a major airport and can be based anywhere in the USA. The ideal candidate will have experience within the bioproduction arena, as well as proven sales success within large scale biopharmaceutical manufacturing facilities. They will be responsible for leading, training, and assisting in the sales of their fiel...
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...
Company Confidential San Antonio, TX, 78202
We are currently looking for a Field Service Engineer who will be covering accounts in South Texas, based out of San Antonio or Austin. Responsibilities include installation, service, and maintenance for Clinical Diagnostic lab equipment. The engineer must also have the ability to effectively troubleshoot and repair instrumentation. Job requirements: Associates/BS degree in Electronics, Life Sci...
BioSpecimen Data Specialist II Our Client is a world leader in Pharmaceuticals and Diagnostics. We are seeking Scientists BioSpecimen Data Specialist II. This position will facilitate the daily operation associated with the management of data within the Biospecimen Management (BSM) function. BSM function supports the acquisition, characterization, and management of biological materials and associ...

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