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Science Job Overview Pursuing a career in science can be both enjoyable and fulfilling, whether that be in technology, ...

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Science Job Overview

Pursuing a career in science can be both enjoyable and fulfilling, whether that be in technology, research or industry. Those looking to work in science will be expected to apply logical thinking, knowledge and problem solving to their everyday activities. The sorts of jobs in the science sector include technicians, physicists, geographers, as well as a number of jobs in related fields.

Science Job Education Requirements

In most science related jobs, it is important to have a strong educational background, as the work involved normally requires certain knowledge and expertise that on the job training cannot provide. High school diplomas and bachelor degrees are a must for working in this sector. Also, experience is essential for a lot of employers, whether that be from work placements, previous employment or training. It's important for applicants to show that they have applied knowledge, demonstrated skills and shown their abilities in areas related to the job they are applying for.

Science Job Market

As of May 2013, statistics show that there are 1,135,030 people working in a science related job, which means that for every 1000 jobs out there, 8.561 belong in the science sector. Whilst there are a range of possible science jobs, there are some areas in science that show more employment than others, so for someone wanting to work in a job of less employability, it is important to have the necessary knowledge and experience over their competitors. Occupations in science include environmental and geological testing

Science Job Salary Information

According to statistics, the average wage for someone working in the science sector is $69,400, which, in May 2013, was a rise of 0.4% on the previous year. This average salary takes into account a wide range of science related jobs that have their own average annual wage. For example, physicists and astronomers can expect to make around $116,000 a year, whilst chemical and biological technicians will be looking for $30,000 to $50,000.

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