Science & Mathematics
While the fields of science and math are broad, there are many different career opportunities available that begin with a science or math background. If you have a curiosity about living things and how they tick, you should check out the various categories in life sciences including biology, anatomy, botany, genetics, toxicology, and zoology, just to name a few. The physical sciences deal with nonliving matter and include the categories of chemistry and physics. The earth sciences deal with the study of the earth: geologists, oceanographers and meteorologists are some examples. Many people with math backgrounds work in a variety of occupations including science!
Continued growth of scientific and medical research as well as the development and production of technical products will cause demand for employment in the science field. Most job opportunities for science-related careers are in industries, state agencies and colleges and universities. These careers center on teaching, research and development.
Employment of mathematicians is expected to grow much faster than average, however keen competition for jobs is expected.
What/Where the jobs are
Science: Chemical and drug industries, environmental-related companies, governmental agencies, agriculture, laboratories, health-related fields, education. Take a virtual tour of a science lab!
Math: Governmental agencies, insurance carriers, scientific research and development services and management, economists, teachers, financial analysts, computer science.
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