We wrote down every science career we can think of

Marine biologist, seen looking at a lionfish is one type of scientist on our science careers list

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!

 

Biology

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

Aerobiologist

Agricultural scientist

Archaeologist

Bioinformatician

Biology researcher

Biomechanics engineer

Biomedical engineer

Biomedical researcher

Biomedical scientist

Biophysicist

Biostatistician

Biotechnologist

Botanist

Cell biologist

Conservationist

Cryobiologist

Cytologist

Data analyst

Data scientist

Earth scientist

Ecologist

Ecotoxicologist

Embryologist

Endocrinologist

Entomologist

Forensic psychologist

Forensic scientist

Gene analyst/geneticist

Genomics researcher

Immunologist

Marine biologist

Microbiologist

Molecular biologist

Mycologist

Oceanographer

Pathologist

Pharmacologist

Pharmacist

Toxicologist

Veterinarian

Virologist

Zoologist

Chemistry

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

Analytical chemist

Biochemist

Chemical engineer

Chemical health and safety regulator

Cheminformatics

Cosmetic chemist

Crystallographer

Food technologist

Forensic scientist

Geochemist

Hazardous waste chemist

Immunologist

Laboratory Analyst

Manufacturing chemist

Materials engineer

Organic/Inorganic chemist

Pharmacologist

Pharmacist

Process chemist

Product developer

Researcher

Toxicologist

Quantum chemist

Water chemist

Water quality scientist

Physics

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

Aerospace engineer

Acoustician

Applied mathematician

Astronomer

Atomic physicist

Architect

Astrophysicist

Biophysicist

Chemical physicist

Civil engineer

Computational physicist

Cosmologist

Cryophysicist

Data analyst

Data scientist

Electrical engineer

Electromagnetic physicist

Fluid dynamics/mechanics physicist

Geophysicist

High energy physicist

High pressure physicist

Laser physicist

Mechanical physicist

Meteorologist

Molecular physicist

Nanotechnologist

Nuclear technician

Nuclear physicist

Nuclear scientist

Optical physicist

Particle physicist

Patent analyst

Plasma physicist

Quantum physicist

Researcher

Roboticist

Telecommunications technologist

Theoretical physicist

Thermodynamics physicist

X-ray analysis technician

Health

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

Occupational therapist

Osteopath

Pharmacist

Pharmacy technician

Pharmacologist

Physiologist

Physiotherapist

Psychiatrist

Speech pathologist

Sport scientist

Sport psychologist

Surgeon

Veterinarian

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

Activist

Educator

Entrepreneur

Fireworks chemist

Policy advisor

Politician

Sales representative

Science communicator

Scientific illustrator

Space psychologist

Volcanologist

Eliza Brockwell

Author: Eliza Brockwell

Eliza is the Digital Producer for Careers with STEM. Eliza is passionate about creating content that encourages diversity of representation in STEM.

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