November 2, 2016

11 Science Careers That Can Change The World

Did you take science classes when you were a kid? Science is powerful stuff that effects everyone everyday. If you’re a curious person, you should consider pursuing one of the best science careers.

Two aspiring scientists standing in front experiment that's gone wrong

Google defines science as “the intellectual and practical activity encompassing the systematic study of the structure and behavior of the physical and natural world through observation and experiment.”  While science may seem complex, it actually applies to every aspect of our lives.

The subsets and niches of science are practically never ending, which is why science should appeal to everyone. Every day scientists get paid to explore our world and ask important questions like How? and Why? Scientists focus on topics like space travel, chimpanzee habitats, genetic testing, climate change, robot technology, cures for diseases, or any number of other fascinating topics.

Discover High Paying Science Jobs

The study of science is far reaching and the advancements have the potential to make the world a better place. Without science we would all live a very primitive life. Science makes us who we are and makes our world what it is and what it will be. Science plays a role in communication, health, transportation, life, nature, technology, and so much more. As you can see, it’s pretty important stuff and brilliant minds are needed to continue the ongoing pursuit of cutting edge science.

Below is a selection of the best science careers. Beside each science career is a quick description of the niche and the median salary according to the BLS.gov:

  1. Microbiologist – Study bacteria, viruses, algae, fungi, and parasites – $67,550/year
  2. Meteorologist Study weather and climate – $89,820/year
  3. Chemist – Study substances at atomic and molecular levels – $72,610/year
  4. Medical Scientist – Study of human health – $82,240/year
  5. Physicist – Study forms of matter and energy – $110,980/year
  6. Political Scientist – Study political systems – $99,730/year
  7. Geoscientist – Study the Earth – $89,700/year
  8. Zoologist – Study animals and their habitats – $59,680/year
  9. Psychologist – Study how people relate and interact – $72,580/year
  10. Environmental Scientist – Study the environment – $43,030/year
  11. Hydrologist – Study water on Earth – $79,550/year

This list only begins to scratch the surface of science jobs. Hopefully it gives you a starting point to begin your research to find the best science careers for you. Science careers pay well and it’s rewarding to know that your effort and hard work is generating new discoveries that change the way we live our lives.

Is a science career right for you? Learn more about these jobs on JobMonkey.com. Maybe you’re cut out to be a scientist!

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About this Author 

Derek Lennon is a skier and writer who lives, works, and plays in the mountains. He travels the globe in search of snow and adventure. Life has allowed him to live and work all over the world doing cool jobs and loving every minute of it.

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