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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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My client is a biotech leader in life changing biologics. They are committed to patients and driven by the knowledge that their work is of great importance and the desire to make a difference. The individual, field-based MSL / MSL Manager will report to the Director of the Medical Affairs and will play a highly visible role in our Company. Responsibilities: · Build, lead, coach and mentor the M...
Act as the primary point of contact for Computer Science (CS) prospects, applicants, and students, as well as students in other disciplines who seek advice about CS courses and programs. In consultation with the Director of Masters Studies and the Chair, be primarily responsible for applicant recruitment, program admissions, and meeting enrollment targets for all CS Masters programs. The Graduate ...
Responsible for the daily and ad-hoc administrative operations of the Department of Computer Science. Provide effective and efficient administrative assistance. Handle departmental purchasing, travel services, and expense report preparation. Coordinate front office operations, supervise and delegate tasks to student employees, and organize departmental events, meetings, and seminars. This position...
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Description CSC is seeking candidates for a Summer Internship beginning in June, 2015 in our Science & Engineering department. Candidates will preferably be earning a degree in the field of Science and will have an interest in International Affairs/Relations and Counterproliferation. Research skills are a must. U.S. Citizenship is a requirement for this position. Essential Job Functions Conduct...
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...
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...
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...
This position is for Domain 2.0 service designers who will participate in the transformation of service design to create services using network capabilities, including voice, video, and data. The selected candidate will participate/contribute in creating framework needed to create re-usable Virtual Network Function (VNF) service modules through development that leverage APIs. The selected candi...
Manages Translational Diagnostics (TDx) clinical and lab services projects within a program from concept through contract completion. Organizes interdepartmental activities ensuring completion of the clinical research projects on schedule and within budget constraints; maximizes project resources. Oversees cross-functional activities to ensure compliance with protocol and overall clinical objectiv...
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 ...
Company Confidential New York, NY
Aerocrine is a medical technology company focused on improving the treatment of patients with inflamed airways. Responsibilities: Foster collaborative relationships with external experts and to facilitate the exchange of unbiased scientific information between the medical community and the company Identifying and evaluating 20-35 external experts aligned with meeting scientific needs of the U.S...
United Therapeutics Corporation is a biotechnology company focused on the development and commercialization of unique products to address the unmet medical needs of patients with chronic and life-threatening conditions. We have four approved products on the market today and we are not stopping there! From the United States to Europe to the Asia Pacific, we are proud of our multicultural business e...
Company Confidential Bethesda, MD, 20814
We are currently looking for an experienced Capital Equipment Sales Representative to cover a Mid-Atlantic territory. This representative will be responsible to call on academic, biotechnology, some pharmaceutical and some clinical accounts. Additional responsibilities include managing existing accounts as well as growing new business. Requirements: B.S. in Life Sciences; Advanced degree preferr...
Position Summary To work with the Specification staff, interface with R&D and Supply Chain personnel in a manner as to support Specification Management team to deliver projects and programs. Position Responsibilities (Expected Work) The R&D Specification Temp is generally expected to be responsible for the following work activities: - Work closely with and support the SMT team lead in the exec...
Battelle is guided by a founding mission. We invest our knowledge, talents and resources, helping our customers achieve their most important goals. We apply scientific rigor and creativity, succeeding where others may fail and we invest in our communities, making the world better for generations to come. All of us share a common purpose: to solve the greatest challenges of today and tomorrow. Our...
NNIT US is seeking talented consultants to support our ambitious growth aspirations within Life sciences consulting. The pharmaceutical industry is experiencing a radical change in their core business in terms of efficient exploitation of IT and use of new technology platforms. We therefor seek new colleagues to join our Life sciences consulting team focusing on Regulatory Affairs. The positions...
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...
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 s...

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