Science Employment Information
Science Industry Overview
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.
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
Ventana Oro Valley, AZ
Description Summary of Position: The Medical Science Director/Senior Medical Science Director (MSD), Drug Safety reports to the Head, US Drug Safety (USDS) and is an integral member of the USDS leadership team. The MSD/Sr MSD provides collaborative clinical and research leadership on drug safety matters to internal and external stakeholders. He/she is dedicated to promoting continuous quality im...
Genentech United States, CA
Medical Science Director/Senior Medical Science Director - US Medical Affairs, Drug Safety Requisition ID - 00434543 Description Summary of Position: The Medical Science Director/Senior Medical Science Director (MSD), Drug Safety reports to the Head, US Drug Safety (USDS) and is an integral member of the USDS leadership team. The MSD/Sr MSD provides collaborative clinical and research leadersh...
Tucson Unified School District Tucson, AZ, 85704
Job Posting Printable Version Job Number 15-0936 Job Title Science Teacher - Integrated Science Grade/Subject 9-12 Site Tucson Magnet Site Address TUCSON MAGNET HIGH SCHOOL 6TH ST & EUCLID AREA Summary Effectively manage the learning environment to prepare lesson plans, instruct students, evaluate and monitor students' performance in order to advance student achievement. Understand and apprecia...
Roche San Francisco, CA
Medical Science Director/Senior Medical Science Director - US Medical Affairs, Drug Safety Requisition ID -00434543 The Position Summary of Position: The Medical Science Director/Senior Medical Science Director(MSD), Drug Safety reports to the Head, US Drug Safety (USDS) and is an integral member of the USDS leadership team. The MSD/Sr MSDprovides collaborative clinical and research leadershi...
Orange County Public Schools Orlando, FL
Description For full details of the Job Description, copy and paste this link into another internet browser address window: www.ocps.net/es/hr/compensation/jobdesc/Pages/default.aspx For salary information, copy and paste this link into another internet browser address window: www.ocps.net/es/hr/compensation/guidelines/Pages/default.aspx For Veterans' Preference information, copy and paste this...
San Mateo-Foster City Elementary Foster City, CA, 94404
San Mateo-Foster City School District is looking for part time Physical Science teacher to be shared between 2 sites-Borel Middle School and the District Office (temp replacement for 2014-2015 school year). Salary:$45,657-$72,175 $1,000 stipend for MA $1,500 stipend for DR 10 days paid sick leave medical/dental for employee (pro-rated) May have any of the following Single Subject credentials: Phys...
San Lorenzo Unified San Lorenzo, CA, 94580
Valid California teaching credential with EL authorization...
CGI Group Inc Fort Huachuca, AZ
Position Description: Put your years of experience into a future of excellence at CGI. CGI is seeking an experienced Subject Matter Expert (SME) 2 ? Science and Technology Analyst ? Science and Technology Branch to support operations at our Ft. Huachuca, AZ location. Position Summary: Support collaboration with multiple research and development (R&D) organizations, analysis focused on 3-5 year ...
Ohio University Athens, OH
Established in 1804, Ohio University is a doctoral/research extensive university and the oldest public institution of higher learning in the state of Ohio. It is located in Athens, in the scenic Appalachian foothills. As a comprehensive institution, Ohio offers distinctive and high quality undergraduate and excellent focused graduate education. The Division of Communication Sciences and Disorders ...
Claremont University Consortium, Claremont, CA
The Science, Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Team Librarian (Physical Sciences Focus) is responsible for campus liaison and subject specialist services, information literacy instruction, reference and research services, and selection and management of information resources, specifically related to the physical sciences. Essential Functions of the STEM Librarian Serve as Campus Liai...
The incumbent is a field-based professional with scientific, clinical and therapeutic area expertise responsible for providing medical and scientific support for AstraZeneca's oncology marketed products, new indications for current products, and compounds in development. The incumbent engages in scientific exchange with medical and scientific experts, including Healthcare Professionals and Manage...
Boston University Boston, MA, 02298
Applications are invited for two tenure-track assistant professorships beginning July 2015. The Department consists of 20 faculty members, and offers programs leading to B.A., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees. The Department has research strengths in data mining, databases, image and video computing, networking, operating systems, programming languages and formal methods, real-time systems, security and cr...
Job ID: 00434543 Medical Science Director/Senior Medical Science Director - US Medical Affairs, Drug Safety Who we are At Roche, 85,000 people across 150 countries are pushing back the frontiers of healthcare. Working together, weâ??ve become one of the worldâ??s leading research-focused healthcare groups. Our success is built on innovation, curiosity and diversity. A member of the Roche Group...
Academics Essex, MD, 21221
Do you have high expectations and passion to delivering outstanding lessons to students who are bright and have the will to learn and be inspired? Can you teach Science to A'level? The school is very high achieving and has currently been graded as Outstanding by Ofsted, this is an excellent opportunity for a Science teacher to start a full time position from January! **Science Teacher required ...
University of Alabama at Birmingham Birmingham, AL, 35202
The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) seeks an innovative and visionary leader to Chair the Department of Justice Sciences. The department offers BSCJ, MSCJ, and MSFS degrees and trains students in criminal justice, forensic science, computer forensics, and pre-law. The department has about 350 undergraduate majors, 25 graduate students, and 13 full-time...
Hoffmann-La Roche Inc. South San Francisco, CA, 94080
Summary of Position: The Medical Science Director/Senior Medical Science Director (MSD), Drug Safety reports to the Head, US Drug Safety (USDS) and is an integral member of the USDS leadership team. The MSD/Sr MSD provides collaborative clinical and research leadership on drug safety matters to internal and external stakeholders. He/she is dedicated to promoting continuous quality improvement of ...
Who we are At Roche, 85,000 people across 150 countries are pushing back the frontiers of healthcare. Working together, weâ??ve become one of the worldâ??s leading research-focused healthcare groups. Our success is built on innovation, curiosity and diversity. A member of the Roche Group, Genentech has been at the forefront of the biotechnology industry for more than 30 years, using human geneti...
Rowan University School of Biomedical Sciences New Jersey, NJ
The Department of Biological Sciences in the College of Science and Mathematics and the Department of Biomedical & Translational Sciences in the School of Biomedical Science & Health Professions at Rowan University seek an outstanding scholar and teacher for a joint tenure-track Assistant Professor position. The successful candidate is expected to develop an externally-funded research program in a...
California State University Chico, CA, 95927
CSU Job Listing Details Printable version E-Mail this listing Campus: Chico Job ID: 15-ANTH-01 (Museum Sciences) Discipline: Social/Behavioral Sciences Appointment Type: Tenure-Track Time Base: Full-Time Date Posted: September 11, 2014 Closing Date: Open until filled Link to Apply Online: https://careers.calstate.edu Campus Employment Homepage: https://jobs.csuchico.edu Descri...
Step 7 Des Moines, IA
Attention – Applicant – Fastest way to be in front of the hiring Manager jobs.sti-professionalservices.com/jobseeker/Territory_Manager__ Dairy_Nutrition_Products_J02055798.aspx (Copy and paste the above link in your browser to see the job description and apply to the client instantly) OR Applying To Client Online Applicant Receiving Process: (For this job or similar other jobs) 1. Click “Vie...
Get new jobs by email for this search
We'll keep looking and send you new jobs that match this search.
Upload your resume and let employers find you!
It's that simple!
Popular Science Articles
The Science of Google Web Presence
Don't like what employers will find when they Google you? Improve the Google search results on your name with these tips.
Best-Paying Jobs by Major
What could you earn with a particular four-year degree? Find out by checking out this list of the top-paying jobs for 20 of the most common majors.
Best-Paying and Worst-Paying Master’s Degrees
Which master's degrees will pay you back with a big salary? Here's a look at the 10 highest-paying and five lowest-paying master's degrees.
Career Changers Can Take Varied Educational Paths into Nursing
Looking to transition into nursing? Check out this rundown of the varied education options available to career changers.
6 Colleges that Get You the Most Pay When You Graduate
If you’re making plans to go to college and want get the most out of your investment (or your parents’), PayScale has some information you won’t want to miss.