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People who work in science are responsible for many of the things we, as a society, benefit from every day—ways to prevent and cure diseases, new technology, and strategies to help control climate change. A degree in science will open up a variety of job options. Whatever subject you have studied, you have a chance to become a research scientist in your specialist field. A chemistry degree can lead to a career in different industries like pharmaceuticals or manufacturing. A degree in biology can lead to a career in fields such as biomedicine, agriculture, environmental conservation, food and drink, horticulture, genetics, and marine biology. A physics degree can lead to a career in various sectors like automotive, aerospace and defense, computing, communication, and healthcare.

Job samples:

Salaries vary depending upon experience, training and expertise. These are samples of median salaries in this industry sector.

High School diploma or equivalent


Electricians work on electrical equipment and in homes, factories, businesses and buildings, both existing and under construction, to install, repair and maintain power, lighting, communications and control systems.

2020 Annual Median Salary…. $56,000

Associate’s Degree

Chemical Technician

Chemical technicians use special instruments and techniques to assist chemists and chemical engineers

2020 Annual Median Salary …. $55,000

Bachelor's Degree


Meteorologists, also called atmospheric scientists, study the earth's atmosphere, its physical characteristics and movements, and how these will affect the environment.

2020 Annual Median Salary … $97,000