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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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Company Confidential Hartford, CT, 06106
Are you ready to take the next step in your career with a company that develops a wide range of molecular products for research in the life science industry? We are currently looking for an Account Manager to be based out of Central Connecticut to be responsible for calling on Academic, Pharmaceutical, and Biotech accounts in CT, Western MA and ME. You will be responsible for developing new busine...
Company Confidential Philadelphia, PA, 19104
We are currently looking for an Entry Level Marketing Associate for our client who manufacturers chromatography columns, bulk media, and instrumentation. Requirements: BS in Chemistry or any other scientific degree with at least 48 credits in Chemistry Minimum of 6 credits in polymer science Minimum of 1 year Marketing or technical service experience that required a chromatography background Minim...
Bayer CropScience (BCS), an Equal Opportunity Employer, is a subgroup of Bayer AG. It is one of the world's leading innovative crop science companies in the areas of crop protection, non-agricultural pest control, seeds and traits. The company offers an outstanding range of products and extensive service backup for modern, sustainable agriculture and for non-agricultural applications. Bayer CropSc...
The School of Science (SoS) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY, invites applications for the position of Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science (http://cs.rpi.edu), starting August 16, 2014. Teaching responsibilities include the broad areas of computer systems, especially computer organization, operating systems, data structures, and software engineering, as well as other intr...
Co-Op (Computer Science Major - Junior) Are you a student looking to launch your Information Technology career? If so, then UPS is the place for you! Once known as a trucking company, UPS is now recognized as a technology company with trucks and is poised for success. Spending more than $1 billion a year on information technology, UPS provides its customers unparalleled capability in tracking and...
Job ID: 25249 Date Posted: 07/22/2014 Location: Smith Building Job Family: Administration Support Full/Part Time: Full-Time Regular/Temporary: Regular FLSA Status: Exempt About Dana-Farber Located in Boston, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and rela...
Otego, 13825
The Unatego Central School District is accepting applications for a certified Science Teacher - 9th Grade Regents Living Environment (full time), 2 Bus Aides, Cleaner, and a Long-Term Substitute Registered Nurse (maternity leave, approx. 8 weeks). Call (607) 988-5038 or unatego.org for application. Deadline: July 28, 2014 EOE This job listing brought to you by The Daily Star...
INSTRUCTIONAL LAB TECHNICIAN-SCIENCE (BIOLOGY) THIS IS NOT AN ACADEMIC OR TEACHING POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the direction of the Dean of the School of Mathematics, Science, and Engineering; perform complex technical work, primarily related to one or more of the following Biology courses: Microbiology, Cell/Molecular Biology. Oversee the operation and maintenance of the instructional labora...
We are seeking a Math Teacher and a Science Teacher to work with an ED/BD population in a Chapter 766 approved special education school using a collaborative team approach. Our school, located in Lancaster, Massachusetts, has small class sizes and a 10- or 12-month school year. Job Purpose Promotes and nurtures the education of students by planning and tailoring courses of study; monitoring, assis...
The Political Science Department invites applications for a tenure track faculty position in public administration beginning Fall 2015 (Spring 2015 start date is possible). Candidates will be expected to teach graduate courses in the department in the core and elective curriculum of the department's growing Master of Public Administration program (NASPAA Accredited) and some undergraduate politica...
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...
Join the University Prep Charter High School Teaching Team (Formerly known as Green Dot New York Charter School) 2014-2015 School Year LOCATION: 600 St. Ann’s Ave, Bronx, NY 10455 POSITIONS: SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER & SCIENCE TEACHER DEADLINE TO APPLY: August 31, 2014 QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s Preferred NEW YORK STATE CERTIFICATION Required Please indicate the position...
Co-Op (Engineering Major - Sophmore) Are you a student looking to launch your Information Technology career? If so, then UPS is the place for you! Once known as a trucking company, UPS is now recognized as a technology company with trucks and is poised for success. Spending more than $1 billion a year on information technology, UPS provides its customers unparalleled capability in tracking and dis...
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 Professionals and M...
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 Professionals and M...
CAREER TECH INSTRUCTOR - HEALTH SCIENCE (Job ID: 1173) CAREER EDUCATION CENTER -MIDDLE COLLEGE Northwest 190 paid days per year FTE: 1.00 Salary Range: Based on Experience and Education Essential Functions and Objectives: - The Career Tech Instructor instructs students on a specific subject area and prepares them for postsecondary studies, job placement, and the formation of lifelong learning habi...
Co-Op (Engineering Major-Junior) Are you a student looking to launch your Information Technology career? If so, then UPS is the place for you! Once known as a trucking company, UPS is now recognized as a technology company with trucks and is poised for success. Spending more than $1 billion a year on information technology, UPS provides its customers unparalleled capability in tracking and distrib...
Co-Op Computer Science Major - Senior Are you a student looking to launch your Information Technology career? If so, then UPS is the place for you! Once known as a trucking company, UPS is now recognized as a technology company with trucks and is poised for success. Spending more than $1 billion a year on information technology, UPS provides its customers unparalleled capability in tracking and di...
Co-Op (Computer Science Major - Senior) Are you a student looking to launch your Information Technology career? If so, then UPS is the place for you! Once known as a trucking company, UPS is now recognized as a technology company with trucks and is poised for success. Spending more than $1 billion a year on information technology, UPS provides its customers unparalleled capability in tracking and...
Co-Op (Computer Science Major – Junior) Are you looking to launch your Information Technology career? If so, then UPS is the place for you! UPS is now recognized as a technology company spending more than $1 billion a year on information technology. UPS provides its customers unparalleled capability in tracking and distribution intelligence. This technological infrastructure also enables UPS to pr...
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