Careers in Science have many options. Dive into research, teaching, business, tech, society? We selected some jobs and majors to get you started. And we added simple checks to see how much you fit with careers in science, and what you can do right now to get ready.

Explore jobs

Please find a selection of jobs in Science. Find many more by clicking on them. By clicking these jobs you get access to an excellent selection of online career info: Pay & Outlook, Blogs & Interviews, Podcasts & Youtubes, Typical education, School finders & Rankings, and much more.

MEDICAL

Immunologist

Medical Scientist

NATURE

Animal Scientist

Biologist

Biological Scientist

Environmental Scientist

Microbiologist

Plant Scientist

BUSINESS & FINANCE

Statistician

Quant

SOCIAL & SOCIETY

Criminologist

Political Scientist

Sociologist

TECH

Applied Scientist

Computational Scientist

Data Scientist

Explore majors and studies

Please find a selection of majors in Science. Find many more by clicking them. By clicking these majors you get access to an excellent selection of online info to bring the majors alive: Blogs & Interviews, Podcasts & Youtubes, School finders & Rankings, and much more. We also added relevant courses (online and classroom) to get a taste of an area of interest, or prepare your studies.

COMPUTER SCIENCE

Computer Science

Data Science

Software Engineering

Robotics & Automation Engineering

NATURE

Astronomy

Biochemistry

Bioinformatics

Biology

Biophysics

Chemistry

Food Science

Geology

Microbiology

Physics

MEDICAL

Pharmacology

Kinesiology and Exercise Science

Medical Science

SOCIAL & SOCIETY

Government And Politics

Law School

Political Science

Psychology

Sociology

Do I fit?

With reference to our Swipe Quiz, Science people are typically Investigative, Organized and Practical. This mix will vary per role. Often science people have Artistic characteristics also. Check how well you match the three most common competencies, or take our SWIPE QUIZ to get a more accurate picture.

Investigative. “You enjoy going into the deep on things. You are thorough. You ask critical questions and think logically and systematically in finding solutions. In your eyes all problems must primarily be solved in an analytical and reasoned way. You avoid ‘just doing’ something. You like being consulted for your knowledge and analytical skills. You enjoy to study things. Intellectual development or scientific inquiry are issues that could be of great importance to you.

Organized. “You love structure and clarity. This provides you an overview of work, and the organizational side of life. You prefer to work according to the rules, stick to some principles, and expect others to do the same. Others may call you meticulous, tidy, tenacious, efficient and structured. You find it important to know where you stand. You don’t leave things to chance. For you to create a checklist is a good thing, and planning is quite natural and desirable for you. You attach great importance to an organized environment.

Practical: “You are a hands-on type of individual. The things you deal with must be tangible, practical and visible. What you do should be pragmatic and have practical use. You don’t enjoy being inside, or stuck at a desk all the time. You may like physical work, craftsmanship or to operate technology devices. You enjoy a variety of activities and/or tasks. If you can, you enjoy being on the road, and travelling. You have a bias for action. You also have a particular preference for matters connected with nature and the environment.”

Actions you can take now to get ready

If you consider to pursue a career in science, it’s important to take courses or electives early on. Find a selection of relevant courses below.

When your school offers them, great; otherwise look for alternatives. FindMino suggests online or classroom courses. Find them by browsing the respective job or major on FindMino.com

PHYSICAL SCIENCE

Chemistry, Research Chemistry, Physics, Astronomy, Naval Science, Meteorology, Geology, Earth Science, Oceanography, Geospatial Science, Integrated Science 

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY & COMPUTER SCIENCE

Keyboarding, Computer Information Systems, and Web Technologies,
Programming, Web Development, Game Development, Robotics, IoT, Computer Science, Technology Foundations

SOCIAL SCIENCE

Sociology, Early Childhood Education, Human Development, Humanities, Marriage and Family Dynamics, Psychology, U.S. History, African History, World History, Philosophy, Human Geography, Anthropology, Theology, Religion, International Relations, The World of Ideas, Politicology, Law

Informative Youtubes

Biomedical Research Scientist, Day In The Life.
Meet Research Scientists at Google
Computer and Information Research Scientists Career Video
True Life I’m an Environmental Scientist
What Can I do with a Major in Sociology?

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