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What Science Careers Could You Pursue

What Science Careers Could You Pursue?

Employment in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) occupations continues to grow nationally by 10.5 percent, or 817,260 jobs, between May 2009 and May 2015, compared with 5.2 percent net growth in non-STEM occupations. Computer occupations were among the types of STEM occupations with the highest job gains. Employment in computer occupations was nearly 3.2 million in May 2009 and nearly 3.9 million in May 2015.

With the knowledge and skills you can acquire by earning one of the degrees in the College of Sciences, you could go into a number of varied and exciting STEM careers. This list of job titles is just a sample, compiled from government jobs data such as the Occupational Outlook Handbook from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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The College of Sciences offers students a scientific education to meet the needs of the 21st century, allowing them to compete for a variety of careers in an increasingly complex and evolving world.

Biology and Environmental Science

This career field is growing. Employment of biological technicians, for instance, is projected to grow 7 percent from 2018 to 2028, faster than the average for all occupations. The job outlook for environmental scientists is also excellent. Employment is projected to grow 15% from 2012 to 2022, which is faster than the average for all occupations.

  • Wildlife biologist
  • Biological Technician
  • Forensic science technician
  • High school teacher
  • Microbiologist
  • Clinical lab technician
  • Dietitian
  • Nutritionist
  • Environmental scientist
  • Natural sciences manager
  • Agricultural scientist
  • Health educator
  • Clinical researcher
  • Plant breeder
  • Animal research associate
  • Food scientist
  • Hydrologist
  • Geographer
  • Geoscientist
  • Conservation scientist
  • Cartographer
  • Photogrammetrist
  • GIS analyst
  • Urban planner

Chemistry

Overall employment of chemists and materials scientists is projected to grow 4 percent from 2018 to 2028, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Job growth for forensic science technicians is expected to grow 14 percent between 2018 and 2028, much faster than average.

  • Chemist
  • Chemical technician
  • Forensic science technician
  • High school teacher
  • Food scientist
  • Agricultural scientist
  • Chemical plant operator
  • Environmental scientist
  • Forensic scientist
  • Materials scientist
  • Geochemist
  • Water chemist
  • Hazardous waste chemist
  • Food and flavor chemist
  • Industrial manager
  • Environmental protection
  • Manufacturing sales representative

Computer Science

Employment of mathematical science occupations is projected to grow 27.9 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations, resulting in about 50,400 new jobs.

  • Computer programmer
  • Research analyst
  • Operations research analyst
  • Computer network architect
  • Computer systems analysts
  • Database administrator
  • Information security analyst
  • Network and computer systems administrator
  • Software developer
  • Computer and information systems manager
  • Cybersecurity consultant

Mathematics

Employment of mathematical science occupations is projected to grow 27.9 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations, resulting in about 50,400 new jobs.

  • Mathematician
  • Statistician
  • High school teacher
  • Research analyst
  • Operations research analyst
  • Actuary

Psychology

Many job fields in this area of study are growing. Jobs for health educators, for instance, are expected to grow 11 percent from 2018 to 2028. Jobs for market research analysts are expected to grow 20 percent in the same timeframe.

  • Administrative service manager
  • Community service manager
  • Human factors specialist
  • Management analyst
  • Market research analyst
  • Health educator
  • Sales manager
  • Sales representative
  • Guidance counselor
  • Career advisor
  • Human services professional
  • High school teacher
  • Victim advocate
  • Human resources specialist
  • Case manager
  • Substance abuse counselor

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