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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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Facilities Management Strategic Leader, Critical Environments/Life Science - US/Global Opportunities-117492 Johnson Controls is a global multi-industrial company with core businesses in the automotive, building and energy storage industries. Our 170,000 employees create quality products and services to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings, energy storage and interior systems f...
The Stanford Blood Center is seeking a Life Science Research Assistant (LSRA). The LSRA will be involved in defined research projects and will be responsible for independently conducting and analyzing experiments. The LSRA is expected to interpret and analyze the results and suggest modifications to procedures as appropriate. The position includes lab management tasks such as ordering supplies, ma...
The Waldorf School of Garden City seeks an Upper School Science Teacher for grades 6 – 12 beginning in September of the 2014-2015 school year. Qualified candidates should have a Master’s degree in Physics or Chemistry and preferably a Waldorf Teaching Certificate. Ability to collaborate with colleagues on a daily basis and during weekly meetings is a must. Successful candidates will also exhibit m...
Title: Computer Science Researcher Position: Full Time Level: Research Engineer I/II Primary Location: Atlanta, GA Travel Required: Minimal Lab: Cyber Technology and Information Security Lab (CTISL) Reporting To: Open Technology Division Job Description: The Cyber Technology and Information Security Laboratory (CTISL) at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) is actively seeking an engineer to...
Industrial Sales rep, calling on Life Science, Pharmaceutical and some Academic accounts based out of Chicago. Selling capital equipment, OEM and disposable products into Manufacturing as well as R&D areas of Bio-Tech, Pharmaceutical and Life Science facilities. Qualifications: The candidate should possess a minimum of a: · BA/BS in life science or engineering preferred. This does not require a Ph...
Industrial Sales rep, calling on Life Science, Pharmaceutical and some Academic accounts based out of Boston. Selling capital equipment, OEM and disposable products into Manufacturing as well as R&D areas of Bio-Tech, Pharmaceutical and Life Science facilities. Qualifications: The candidate should possess a minimum of a: · BA/BS in life science or engineering preferred. This does not require a PhD...
Oakwood School, an established K-12 independent school in the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles is seeking a Science/STEM teacher for our elementary school (K-6). The position is full-time with benefits and begins mid-August. A Bachelor’s degree and 3+ years of relevant experience – elementary and/or middle school and a valid teaching credential (CA or out-of-state acceptable). Great communi...
Mondelēz International LLC is a whole new company that has been reimagined with a single focus in mind: create delicious moments of joy by sharing the world’s favorite brands. Launched on Oct. 1, 2012, and employing around 100,000 people around the world, Mondelēz International comprises the global snacking and food brands of the former Kraft Foods Inc. While Mondelēz International LLC is new, our...
Computer Science Instructors McKendree University seeks qualified individuals to teach part-time at its Lebanon, Illinois campus starting in the Fall. Master’s degree required with preference for at least 18 graduate hours in Computer Science or closely related discipline. Current openings are for Computer Concepts and Analysis of Algorithms. The Computer Concepts course is a sixteen-week day cour...
Raytheon BBN Technologies Corp. was established as Bolt Beranek and Newman Inc. in 1948. The company was founded in 1948 by MIT professors Richard Bolt and Leo Beranek, along with Robert Newman, with a vision of starting a small acoustical consulting firm. From its roots as an acoustical design consulting firm, to the implementation and operation of the ARPANET - the forerunner of today's Internet...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Sales Manager Columbus, OH; Dayton, OH Full-Time $35,000 - $65,000 Posted 4/23/2014 Joyce Courter is recruiting for this position. Email your resume to Joyce Apply Job Details We are a nationally recognized leader in the food technology industry. Our company was founded and run by industry professionals devoted and...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Senior Systems Architect Durham, NC; Chapel Hill, NC Full-Time $100,000 - $110,000 Posted 4/23/2014 Steve Eskovitz is recruiting for this position. Email your resume to Steve Apply Job Details We have an outstanding career opportunity for a Senior Systems Architect to join a leading global Medical Device Company lo...
Science Teacher Substitute Science Teacher Substitute: Westtown School seeks a full-time, long-term (approximately 9/1 - 10/24/2014) substitute to teach three sections of Chemistry and one section of Environmental Science. Minimum of two years teaching exper. preferred. Send cover letter & resume to: L. Jay Farrow, Assistant Head of School at *****...
Overview The Medical Science Liaison (MSL) will be responsible for scientific exchange with Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs), education of health care providers on Teva products and disease states of interest, and clinical research support. The MSL functions as a regional medical and scientific resource who works to pair the changing needs of healthcare professionals with available Teva resources. The M...
DESCRIPTION: The incumbent is a field-based professional with scientific, clinical and therapeutic area expertise responsible for providing medical and scientific support for AstraZeneca's cardiovascular marketed products, new indications for current products, and compounds in development. The incumbent engages in scientific exchange with medical and scientific experts, including Healthcare Profes...
Purpose: Responsible for providing objective advice, expertise and specialist skills with the aim of helping Life Science institutions define bespoke solutions in the areas of data & text-mining, and semantics. Owns responsibility for delivery of Life Science Consulting financial targets for the defined area of focus within Elsevier Life Science Solutions organization and in direct collaboration w...
- Job Overview Dallas International School provides a multi-lingual, well-rounded education for its students. We pride ourselves on our small classes, the strength of our faculty, the diversity of our student body, and the cultural exchange that happens on our two campuses. Dallas International School is a great place to learn and work! The Computer Science Teacher/ IT Assistant is responsible for...
Clinical Science Associate- Illinois - 70058810-31775 Description Genzyme Corporation, ranked as one of the foremost biotechnology companies in the world, is committed to providing an exceptional environment in which individuals can excel, and achieve their professional and personal goals. Genzyme's people and culture have been consistently recognized for excellence. For example, we have been name...
Dep Director Medical Science Liasion US - 35841 Description Medical Science Liaison with vaccine expereneice to call on influential physicians, primarily infectious disease specialists, including family practitioners, obstetricians, gerontologists, adolescent specialists, and others as needed, within a wide geography in order to discuss product attributes, product development, and special corporat...
SUMMARY: The Senior Project Manager, Qualification & Validation Programs is responsible for providing leadership and direction to Global Technology Services (GTS) personnel engaged in planning, executing, and monitoring (QA) infrastructure qualification and computer system validation activities. The Applicant should be recognized as an expert in qualification and validation principles and regulati...
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