Those who want to work in the science field can choose from careers in either of the two major branches of science — the life sciences or the physical sciences. The life sciences encompass the study of living organisms while the physical sciences deal with non-living matter. Included here is information on selected careers in both categories.
Biochemist or Biophysicist
biology or environmental science. Conservationists earned a median annual salary of $60,160 in 2009.
Environmental scientistsconduct research in order to identify, abate or eliminate pollutants and hazards to the environment or to the health of the population. Most employers require a master's degree in environmental science, hydrology or a related natural science. Environmental scientists earned a median annual salary of $61,010 in 2009.
associate degree or a certificate in applied science or science related technology, but some jobs require a bachelor's degree in chemistry or biology. Environmental technicians earned a median annual salary of $40,790 in 2009.
Forensic scientists investigate crimes by collecting and analyzing physical evidence. They are sometimes called Learn More About Becoming a Forensic Scientist
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, on the Internet at http://online.onetcenter.org/ (visited February 4, 2011).