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Top Jobs for Science Lovers

By Drew Allen

Science is one of the most important industries in the world and working within it can be a great way to make a living. The good news is that there are plenty of job opportunities for those with a passion for science and the field is growing fast. Letís explore some of the many career options that are out there for science lovers.

Science Meets Business
Love science? Love business? Why not merge the two? The best opportunities are in the medical and environmental engineering industries. In the medical field, you must be able to understand complex scientific procedures and also be able to communicate with patients in a way that they can understand. In environmental engineering, you must have a deep understanding of the science behind environmental problems and also have the necessary business skills to propose and execute solutions.

Research
Love to figure out how things work in the natural world? Are you able to make hypotheses, gather data, and interpret the results in order to answer questions? The best positions in this field include medical researcher, laboratory researcher, and research associate. Medical researchers study new treatments and therapies for various diseases. Laboratory researchers study the effects of different drugs, chemicals, and other substances on cells and tissues. Research associates help carry out research studies by collecting data and samples.

Outdoor Opportunities
Do you love to explore the natural world? Do you long to work in the great outdoors? You can land your dream career by studying plants and animals in their natural habitats, or investigating the physical properties of the Earth and its environment. Another option is to study the universe and the laws that rule it. You could get a degree in astronomy and focus your career aspirations in the direction of the stars and space.

Teaching
Teaching science to the next generation of scientists is an important responsibility. Science education helps students develop problem-solving skills, critical thinking abilities, and it gives them an understanding of how the world works. It also gives them the skills they need for a successful career in the industry. In terms of qualifications, youíll need a bachelor's or master's degree in a science field plus a teaching certificate. If you have the masterís degree and you donít have the funds to go back for a teaching certificate, there is always the option to take out school loans. Taking out a loan now and getting the money you need will fast-track you on the path towards getting your dream job.

Working in the Lab
This is ideal for those that love to undertake experimentation processes with the goal of drawing up tangible results. Most people start by working in a laboratory and work their way up the ladder from there. All laboratories are not the same, and the work done in them varies depending on the focus of the lab. Some are devoted to research, while others may focus on product development or quality control. No matter what the focus, though, laboratories need people who are able to pay close attention to detail and follow directions accurately.

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