Science Careers and Degrees
View the list of science careers below for descriptions and salary information. If you are interested in the sciences, you may also be interested in taking a free health career test that identifies what careers in the health sciences you may find interesting.
Forensic Science Technician | Bachelor's degree | $55,360
A forensic science technician's career tests materials from crime scenes and assists in solving and investigating crimes by analyzing (and collecting) physical evidence. The national growth in this career field is 27%. Read our article Become a Forensic Science Technician for more information.
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Geological or Petroleum Technician | Associate's Degree | $54,810/year
Geological and petroleum technicians support individuals such as scientists or engineers that work with and test natural resources. This career tests and evaluates materials such as minerals, oil, and natural gases. There is a 12% growth in the industry. Read our article Become a Geological or Petroleum Technician for more information.
Cartographer and Photogrammetrist | Bachelor's Degree | $60,930/year
Cartographers and Photogrammetrists compiles geographic data and prepares maps in graphic or digital form for educational and environmental purposes. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 29% career growth. Read our article Become a Cartographer and Photogrammetrist for more information.
Marine Biologist | Bachelor's Degree | $58,270/year
Marine biologists job is to study aquatic life, but there are many specialties in this science career field. This career tests samples collected as well for polution or other substances. The Bureau of Labor Statistics lists Marine Biology under the Wildlife Biology category and states a 4% career growth. Read our article Become a Marine Biologist for more information.
Chemist | Bachelor's Degree | $74,720/year
Chemist and materials scientist career tests the ways that substances react with each other at the molecular and atomic level. The Bureau of Labor Statistics lists a 3% occupation growth in the field. Read our article Become a Chemist for more information.
Geographer | Bachelor's Degree | $76,420/year
A geographer's job is to study the earth and the land and the physical and human geographic characteristics of a region. The rate of growth for this science profession is -2. Read our article Become a Geographer for more information.
Oceanographer (Geoscientists) | Bachelor's Degree | $89,910/year
There are many specialties within oceanography. There are biological, chemical, geological, and physical oceanographers. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics lists a 10% growth in this career field. Read our article Become an Oceanographer for more information.
Microbiologist | Bachelor's Degree | $67,790/year
A microbiologist works in offices or laboratories and this career tests microorganisms like fungi, viruses, parasites, bacteria, and algae. Their job is to perform scientific tests to attempt to understand how organisms interact with their environment or how they grow and live. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics lists a 4% growth in this career field. Read our article Become a Microbiologist for more information.
Geoscientist | Bachelor's Degree | $90,890/year
A geoscientist studies the physical features of the Earth, such as its composition, structure, and progressions, and learns about Earth's past, present, and future. This career has a 16% growth. Read our article Become a Geoscientist for more information.
Environmental Scientist | Bachelor's | $66,250/year
An environmental scientist's goal is to protect human health and the environment through their education in natural science. This career tests the dangers and effects the ecosystem may suffer from a variety of chemicals. Read our article Become an Environmental Scientist for more information.
Occupational Health and Safety Specialist | Bachelor's Degree | $69,210/year
An occupational health specialist evaluates the employee workplace to ensure that there are no physical or environmental risks that may compromise the safety, comfort, health or performance of the employee. There is a 4% growth in the industry. Read our article Become an Occupational Health and Safety Specialist for more information.
Anthropologist or Archeologist | Master's Degree | $59,280/year
Anthropologists and archeologists study cultures, languages, archeological remnants, and physical characteristics of humans in various parts of the world. There is a 4% growth in the career field. Read our article Become an Anthropologist or Archeologist for more information.
Biochemist and Biophysicist | Doctoral or Professional Degree | $81,480
Biochemists or biophysicists study the chemical and physical principles of living things and of biological processes, such as cell development, growth, and heredity. The occupational growth rate is 19%. Read our article Become a Biochemist or Biophysicists for more information.
Medical Scientist | Doctorate Degree | $79,930/year
A medical scientist investigates human diseases and conducts research and tests methods to prevent and treat disease to improve overall health in humans. There is a 8% growth in the industry. Read our article Become a Medical Scientist for more information.
Physicists and Astronomers | Doctoral or Professional Degree | $109,290
A physicist and astronomer's career tests and discovers how energy and matter interact. They may observe the origin of the universe or study the nature of time or apply their knowledge of physics to other areas like developing medical equipment and advanced materials. The career growth rate is 7%. Read our article Become a Physicist or Astronomer for more information.
Surveyor | Bachelor's Degree | $57,050
A surveyor measures the angels and distances between points below, on, and above the Earth's surface. They also research survey and land records and land titles. The occupational growth rate is in decline at -2%. Read our article Become a Physicist or Astronomer for more information.
This information was pulled from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (bls.gov).