Atmospheric scientists typically need a bachelor’s degree, either in atmospheric science or a related scientific field that specifically studies atmospheric qualities and phenomena. Bachelor’s degrees in physics, chemistry, or geology are usually adequate, alternative preparation for those who wish to enter the atmospheric sciences.
Biochemists and biophysicists study the chemical and physical principles of living things and of biological processes, such as cell development, growth, heredity, and disease. Work Environment. Biochemists and biophysicists typically work in laboratories and offices to conduct experiments and analyze the results. Most work full time.
Medical scientists typically have a Ph.D., usually in biology or a related life science. Some medical scientists get a medical degree instead of, or in addition to, a Ph.D. Education. Students planning careers as medical scientists generally pursue a bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry, or a related field.
Hydrology has evolved as a science in response to the need to understand the complex water systems of the Earth and help solve water problems. Hydrologists play a vital role in finding solutions to water problems, and interesting and challenging careers are available to those who choose to study hydrology.
Most chemists and materials scientists work as part of a team. The number of scientific research projects that involve multiple disciplines is increasing, and it is common for chemists and materials scientists to work on teams with other scientists, such as biologists, physicists, computer specialists, and engineers.
Nuclear technicians go through additional training and education throughout their careers to keep up with advances in nuclear science and technology. Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations The Nuclear Energy Institute offers a certificate through its Nuclear Uniform Curriculum Program.
Analytical chemistry is the science of obtaining, processing, and communicating information about the composition and structure of matter. In other words, it is the art and science of determining what matter is and how much of it exists. In 2012 (salary survey data), analytical chemistry was the most popular field of work for ACS chemists.
An animal care technician works one-on-one with animals, usually in either animal hospitals or research laboratory facilities. Technicians monitor and maintain the health of animals under their care and may perform duties such as receiving new animals, cleaning and changing cages and providing food and water.
Biomedical engineers combine engineering principles with medical sciences to design and create equipment, devices, computer systems, and software used in healthcare. Work Environment Most biomedical engineers work in manufacturing, universities, hospitals, and research facilities of companies and educational and medical institutions.
This is a competitive employment sector and many biomedical science roles require you to undertake further training after your first degree. A higher degree may also be a requirement in some cases. Before applying for jobs and professional training courses, a period of relevant work experience can be extremely useful and, in some cases, essential.
A clothing/textile technologist works with a variety of fabrics, both man-made and natural fibres, as well as leather, fur, metals and plastics. As a technologist, you'll source fabrics or textiles that are fit for purpose and carry out quality control tests.