You know you like science, but choosing just one science career can be daunting.
That’s why we’ve written down a whole heap of job options in this science careers list. Some of these careers are tried and true (when you study biology, you can become a biologist, duh!), but some options may surprise you!
You can click on most options to find study options, career role models and more information. Is there a job we haven’t covered? Let us know in the comments!
Here’s a list of some of the careers you can consider if you’d like to study and work in biology. You’re not limited to the jobs on this science careers list – just add in your ‘X’ (your skills or your passion) and you can create your own unique biology career.
For example, if you study a degree in biology, you could minor in computer science and explore a future career in bioinformatics!
Here’s every biology job we can think of
So you want to be a chemist? There’s heaps of great job options for you once you have a chemistry degree under your belt! STEM + X works here too, so you can add in some specialist knowledge (e.g. a hobby, or a second degree) to make your chemistry career unique to you!
If you’re a chemist at heart with a passion for healthcare, you could make like Amy Heffernan and become an analytical chemist using worms to learn more about Alzheimer’s!
Here’s every chemistry job we can think of
Physics is known as the ‘fundamental science’. It’s like learning about every science in one. So your career options aren’t as limited as you might think. You can look for a job on any other list in this article, which is pretty cool if you ask us!
Because you’ve got so many options, using your STEM + X to narrow things down is a good idea. Physics + aerospace could land you a job as an applied mathematician, like Macquarie University’s Sophie Calabretto!
Here’s every physics job we can think of
High energy physicist
High pressure physicist
X-ray analysis technician
Health and science make a great pair. To become a doctor or a nurse, you’ll need an in-depth understanding of biology – but that’s not where the connections end. You can add in almost any other type of science to create a cool scientific career in health. Like computer science? Consider bioinformatics. Love chemistry? Try learning more about pharmacology. Whatever type of science floats your boat, there’s a career match in health.
Here’s every medical science job we can think of
Unconventional career ideas
Are your future ambitions outside the mould of traditional careers? Here are some alternative options that fuse together science with other areas for a unique career.
Here’s every unconventional science job we can think of
Author: Eliza Brockwell
Eliza is passionate about creating content that encourages diversity of representation in STEM.