Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
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created March 20, 2017
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|Occupation||Occupation Picture||Job Summary||Entry-Level Education||2015 Median Pay|
|Agricultural and Food Science Technicians||Assist agricultural and food scientists by performing duties such as measuring and analyzing the quality of food and agricultural products.||Associate's degree||$36,480|
|Agricultural and Food Scientists||Research ways to improve the efficiency and safety of agricultural establishments and products.||Bachelor's degree||$62,470|
|Anthropologists and Archeologists||Study the origin, development, and behavior of humans. They examine the cultures, languages, archeological remains, and physical characteristics of people in various parts of the world.||Master's degree||$61,220|
|Atmospheric Scientists, Including Meteorologists||Study the weather and climate, and how those conditions affect human activity and the earth in general.||Bachelor's degree||$89,820|
|Biochemists and Biophysicists||Study the chemical and physical principles of living things and of biological processes, such as cell development, growth, heredity, and disease.||Doctoral or professional degree||$82,150|
|Biological Technicians||Help biological and medical scientists conduct laboratory tests and experiments.||Bachelor's degree||$41,650|
|Chemical Technicians||Use special instruments and techniques to help chemists and chemical engineers research, develop, produce, and test chemical products and processes.||Associate's degree||$44,660|
|Chemists and Materials Scientists||Study substances at the atomic and molecular levels and the ways in which the substances interact with one another. They use their knowledge to develop new and improved products and to test the quality of manufactured goods.||Bachelor's degree||$72,610|
|Conservation Scientists and Foresters||Manage the overall land quality of forests, parks, rangelands, and other natural resources.||Bachelor's degree||$60,220|
|Economists||Study the production and distribution of resources, goods, and services by collecting and analyzing data, researching trends, and evaluating economic issues.||Master's degree||$99,180|
|Environmental Science and Protection Technicians||Monitor the environment and investigate sources of pollution and contamination, including those affecting public health. In addition, they work to ensure that environmental violations are prevented.||Associate's degree||$43,030|
|Environmental Scientists and Specialists||Use their knowledge of the natural sciences to protect the environment and human health. They may clean up polluted areas, advise policymakers, or work with industry to reduce waste.||Bachelor's degree||$67,460|
|Epidemiologists||They are public health professionals who investigate patterns and causes of disease and injury in humans. They seek to reduce the risk and occurrence of negative health outcomes through research, community education, and health policy.||Master's degree||$69,450|
|Forensic Science Technicians||Aid criminal investigations by collecting and analyzing evidence. Many specialize in either crime scene investigation or laboratory analysis. Most spend some time writing reports.||Bachelor's degree||$56,320|
|Geographers||Study the Earth and its land, features, and inhabitants. They also examine phenomena such as political or cultural structures and study the physical and human geographic characteristics of regions ranging in scale from local to global.||Bachelor's degree||$74,260|
|Geological and Petroleum Technicians||Provide support to scientists and engineers in exploring and extracting natural resources, such as minerals, oil, and natural gas.||Associate's degree||$55,610|
|Geoscientists||Study the physical aspects of the Earth, such as its composition, structure, and processes, to learn about its past, present, and future.||Bachelor's degree||$89,700|
|Historians||Research, analyze, interpret, and present the past by studying historical documents and sources.||Master's degree||$55,800|
|Hydrologists||Study how water moves across and through the Earth’s crust. They use their expertise to solve problems in the areas of water quality or availability.||Bachelor's degree||$79,550|
|Medical Scientists||Conduct research aimed at improving overall human health. They often use clinical trials and other investigative methods to reach their findings.||Doctoral or professional degree||$82,240|
|Microbiologists||Study microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, algae, fungi, and some types of parasites. They try to understand how these organisms live, grow, and interact with their environments.||Bachelor's degree||$67,550|
|Nuclear Technicians||Assist physicists, engineers, and other professionals in nuclear research and nuclear energy production. They operate special equipment used in these activities and monitor the levels of radiation that are produced.||Associate's degree||$80,260|
|Physicists and Astronomers||Study the ways in which various forms of matter and energy interact. Some may study the nature of time or the origin of the universe. Others design and perform experiments with sophisticated equipment such as particle accelerators, electron microscopes, and lasers.||Doctoral or professional degree||$110,980|
|Political Scientists||Study the origin, development, and operation of political systems. They research political ideas and analyze governments, policies, political trends, and related issues.||Master's degree||$99,730|
|Psychologists||Study cognitive, emotional, and social processes and behavior by observing, interpreting, and recording how people relate to one another and their environments.||Doctoral or professional degree||$72,580|
|Sociologists||Study society and social behavior by examining the groups, cultures, organizations, social institutions, and processes that develop when people interact and work together.||Master's degree||$73,760|
|Survey Researchers||Design and conduct surveys and analyze data. Surveys are used to collect factual data, such as employment and salary information, or to ask questions in order to understand people’s opinions, preferences, beliefs, or desires.||Master's degree||$53,920|
|Urban and Regional Planners||Develop land use plans and programs that help create communities, accommodate population growth, and revitalize physical facilities in towns, cities, counties, and metropolitan areas.||Master's degree||$68,220|
|Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists||Study animals and other wildlife and how they interact with their ecosystems. They study the physical characteristics of animals, animal behaviors, and the impacts humans have on wildlife and natural habitats.||Bachelor's degree||$59,680|