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What Does a Career in Science Have in Store?

You love science and you want to be in any job related to that field in the future. What should you do to have an interesting science career that you love? The world is not overly full of doctors, engineers and research scholars plus there are many other careers outside of these traditional ones. Here are a few examples for you to consider.

Patent Lawyer

Some of the responsibilities of a Patent lawyer are:

  • Filing and obtaining a patent for your client.
  • Assessing whether an invention is new and eligible for patenting.
  • Advising on intellectual property rights.
  • Patent lawyers can work in private firms, government organizations or in manufacturing companies.

Audiologist

Audiologists are experts who help people with hearing and balance problems who may:

  • Assess the type and extent of hearing problem.
  • Treat balance disorders.
  • Fit hearing aids and give counsel to the patients.
  • Spread awareness regarding the use of ear protective devices, like ear plugs, especially to people who are prone to high levels of noise in the working environment.

Audiologists may work in clinics and hospitals along with Otolaryngologists.

Soil Scientist

A Soil Scientist could:

  • Analyze the soil composition.
  • Evaluate the nutrient levels in agricultural lands.
  • Work as consultants and provide recommendations to people who depend on the land.

Soil scientists may also collaborate with other professionals such as civil engineers and farmers. They may test the soil conditions and tell whether the local soil is suitable for the said purpose such as construction or farming.

Food Scientist

The regular routine of a food scientist would be to:

  • Analyze nutrient levels in foods.
  • Find natural substitutes for artificial flavors and preservatives included in edibles.
  • Find new food sources and improve food taste.
  • Test food products against food safety standards.

Potential employers for this job are food and drink industries, food laboratories and government agencies.

Occupational Health and Safety Officer

The job of an occupational health and safety officer may include:

  • Monitor and identify the potential hazards in the working environment.
  • Analyze accidents and train workers to avoid accidents in the future.
  • Suggesting advisory measures and ensure a safe working environment.

Examples of industries that essentially require an OHS officer includes nuclear plants, mines, laboratories and manufacturing industries.

While the jobs seem interdisciplinary and different, science is a common thing for all of them. You have to take the right way to be at the right time at the right place. 

See also:

Careers in Science - Science Buddies

 

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