If you like to do any of the following, a career in science might be right for you!
Figure out how things work
Observe or take care of animals
Look at things under a microscope
Be in nature
Work with computers
Observe the stars
Learn how the human body works
Watch Nova, Nature, Discovery, or Animal Planet
Science subjects can be divided into life sciences and physical sciences.
Life sciences study living organisms and include subjects such as biology, zoology, and botany.
Chemistry, earth science, astronomy, and physics are examples of physical sciences.
Health care is the largest industry in the country and the demand for health care professionals continues to grow. Whether you want to work in a research lab, hospital, or doctor’s office, there are many rewarding medical careers for you to consider.
Medical Careers – 4 years of college or more
Medical Careers – 2 years of college or less
Dental lab technician
Home health aide
Licensed practical nurse
Medical lab technician
Medical records technician
Occupational therapy ass’t.
Physical therapy assistant
Engineering & Techology Careers
If you are good at science and math, like to solve problems, and are good with computers, consider engineering or another technology career.
Engineering – 4-year college degree
Engineers use science and math to solve technical problems. They produce and analyze designs, develop and test products, and supervise production. Most engineers specialize in one of the following:
Chemical engineering civil engineering
Engineering Technology – 2-year college degree
Engineering technicians work to solve technical problems in all branched of engineering. Like engineers, they need to be good with computers and good at math. Engineering technicians spend most of their time working in the field and doing “hands on” work.
Other Technology Careers
Heating and AC mechanic
Information systems manager
MachinistTool and die maker
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More Science Careers
Botanist – studies plants and their environments
Chemist – searches for new chemicals and for ways to make chemicals useful and safe
Conservation scientist – manages and protects our natural resources
Environmental scientist – works to find and eliminate environmental problems
Forensic scientist – investigates crimes by collecting and analyzing evidence
Forester – oversees and protects our nation’s forests
Geologist – studies the earth (rocks, minerals, etc.)
Meteorologist – studies the atmosphere and forecasts the weather
Oceanographer – studies the world’s oceans
Physicist – conducts research to understand the laws of nature
Teacher – (middle and high school) instructs student in the subject of science
Wildlife biologist/Zoologist – studies the habitats, behaviors, and diseases of animals and wildlife
Science Fun Facts
An inch of rain water is equivalent to 10 inches of snow.
The universe has about 100 billion galaxies.
The microwave was invented when a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.
Fleas can jump 130 times higher than their own height.
Most people blink about 17,000 times a day.
The highest recorded temperature was 136 degrees in Libya. The lowest was minus 128 in Antarctica.
A cockroach can live for several weeks without its head.
An astronaut can be two inches taller after returning from space. (The spine expands with gravity.)
It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.
The word science comes from the Latin “Scientia” which means “knowledge”.
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