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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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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...
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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: www.lancaster.k12.pa.us 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 www.diisd.org, "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 www.edjoin.org and www.hamiltonusd.org. 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 http://oregonstate.edu/jobs. 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...
MATH & SCIENCE TEACHER NEEDED. South Arkansas Youth Services, Inc. is accepting applications for full-time Secondary education (7-12th) teacher at Lewisville Juvenile Treatment Center. Comparative pay, health insurance and retirement plan. REQUIREMENTS: licensed Arkansas Certified Teacher secondary 7-12thin MATH & SCIENCE by Arkansas State Dept. of Education, pre-employment drug screening, and Cri...
Environmental Science Instructor Vatterott College - Quincy has an exciting opportunity for an Environmental Science Instructor. Qualified candidates must have a Master's Degree in the area of Environmental Sciences (Geology, Earth Science, etc.) with 15 credit hours in Environmental Sciences. Interested candidates should submit resumes to the following: ***** or Fax to 314...
The Senior Science Writer is a senior communications professional reporting to the Research Communications Director. Responsible for establishing Boston University as a leader in life sciences research and education by identifying, researching, and promoting life sciences and engineering achievements at the University. Interact, and work closely, with individuals at the highest levels of the organ...
Sandia National Laboratories is the nation's premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation with major facilities in Albuquerque, New Mexico and Livermore, California. We are a world-class team of scientists, engineers, technologists, post docs, and visiting researchers all focused on cutting-edge technology, ranging from homeland defense, global security, biot...
WHAT YOU'LL DO Apply data mining and machine learning techniques to develop better search and content discovery in the field of patents Invent new ways to index tens of millions of documents with semantic information Use map-reduce frameworks to generate production data for patent search Envision crisp user interfaces and visualizations to give users access to information YOU HAVE A strong passion...
WHAT YOU'LL DO Apply data mining and machine learning techniques to develop better search and content discovery in the field of patents Invent new ways to index tens of millions of documents with semantic information Use map-reduce frameworks to generate production data for patent search Envision crisp user interfaces and visualizations to give users access to information YOU HAVE A strong passion...
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