Quiz: What’s your science career?

Careers in science
Dr Mitra Safavi-Naeini (physicist and researcher at ANSTO) and ShanShan Wang (industrial designer) are tackling global issues in their science careers. Image: Lauren Trompp

Looking for careers in science? In can be tricky knowing what exciting area to really sink your teeth into. There’s awesome opportunities in food science, so much to explore in medical science, and new roles developing in space science all the time. And that’s not even scratching the surface of all the cool science careers that are out there, waiting to be discovered by YOU!

To make things slightly easier, we’ve whipped up this quiz to help you find your dream science career.

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Did you know we have a careers profile hub that’s bursting with stories from scientists who are loving their jobs and giving ALL the advice on how you can follow in their footsteps?

We’ve spoken to conservationists, water scientists, astrobiologists, entomologists, instrument scientists, veterinarians, immunologists and scientists working at places like ANSTO and CSIRO. The list goes on!

Check out the full list of science profiles – you’re bound to find some words of wisdom from someone in your dream career.

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Louise Meers

Author: Louise Meers

Louise is the production editor for Careers with STEM. She has a journalism degree from the University of Technology, Sydney and has spent over a decade writing for youth. She is passionate about inspiring young people to achieve their biggest goals and build a better future.


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