Quiz: Could you be a science communicator?

Science communicator Kirsten Banks
Astrophysicist and science communicator Kristen Banks speaking during TEDxYouth@Sydney. Image: Visionair Media

Wanna tell the world how great science is… Oh, and get paid for it?

You should be a science communicator! These STEM pros use their creative and communications skills to share scientific ideas through writing, video, public speaking, graphics and so much more. Take this quiz to find out if this is the right STEM path for you.

So you want to be a science communicator…

Why not suss out the CVs and pathways of some of the coolest ones we know? They’ve even shared their awesome advice for those who want to follow in their footsteps.

What to study

If you want to be a science communicator, you’re going to need some qualifications. A Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Communication double degree would be ideal. ANU also has a Master of Science Communication if you’re keen on more studies after completing a Bachelor or have 10 years of work experience in a related field.

Where you can work

One of the best things about this kind of work is that your skills can be used in a range of industries.

Your future employers could include:

  • Universities
  • Government
  • Media
  • Research centres
  • Museums

What else?

Keep up to date with all things science by flipping through the latest issue of Careers with STEM: Science. It might just spark some fresh ideas on how you’d like to communicate science using your own skills and creative talents!

If video is more you thing, check out the recording of the Careers with STEM: Science and Space webinar, where we chat to three scientists about how they got their incredible gigs.

You should also subscribe to our YouTube channel for all the latest on STEM careers. Oh, and we’ve got some pretty hilarious (and cringey!) science jokes on there too.

Louise Meers

Author: Louise Meers

Louise is Careers with STEM’s digital content strategist. 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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