Careers in science

According to the British Columbia Labour Market Outlook 2010-2020, natural and applied science careers are one of the top three occupation groups predicted to experience the strongest growth in the province.

A degree in science can open the door to an exciting and lucrative career in a variety of settings. Check it out!

Note that you may need to pursue further specialized training after you graduate from UFV in order to enter some of these careers. Book an appointment with an advisor to discuss the quickest path to your dream career.

Careers in biology

Agricultural scientist
Anesthesiologist
Aquarium technician
Athletic trainer
Biochemist
Bioengineer
Botanist
Chiropractor
Dentist
Ecologist
Embryologist
Entomologist
Environmental engineer
Epidemiologist
Fisheries conservationist
Food scientist
Forester
Genetic counselor
Genetic engineer

Health compliance officer
Marine biologist
Medical laboratory technician
Medical technologist
Microbiologist
Molecular biologist
Nuclear medical technologist
Nutritionist
Oceanographer
Optometrist
Pharmacologist
Physical therapist
Physician
Radiologist
Soil conservationist
Toxicologist
Veterinarian
Yeast culture developer
Zoologist


Careers in chemistry

Analytical chemist
Biochemist
Medical chemist
Cosmetologist
Chemistry technologist
Enzymes chemist
Food chemist
Food & drug inspector
Forensic chemist
Hazardous waste manager
Geochemist
Inorganic chemist

Metallurgist
Occupational safety specialist
Organic chemist
Petroleum specialist
Pharmaceutical company worker
Pharmacologist
Physical chemist
Plastics engineer
Radiochemist
Soil chemist
Water purification chemist


Careers in geography

K-12 education
Natural resource management
Park management and planning
Public health initiatives
Climatology
Customs and immigration
GIS technician/ cartography

Heritage mapping and interpretation
Market research and analysis
Logistics and transportation analysis
Environmental consulting
Tourism and recreation
Architecture


Careers in mathematics & statistics

Accountant
Aerodynamics specialist
Air Traffic control specialist
Auditor
Banker
Business consultant
Computer programmer
Database administrator

Economist
Engineering analyst
Market research analyst
Meteorologist
Risk manager
Statistician
Systems analyst


Careers in physics

Architect
Astronaut
Astronomer
Astrophysicist
Biophysicist
Cardiac imaging researcher
Chemical physicist
Computer software development
Crime laboratory analyst
Geologist
Health physicist
Hydrographic surveyor

Laser engineer
Laser technician
Medical technology development
Medical technology technician
Meteorologist
Microwave technician
Molecular physicist
National defense
Nuclear engineer
Nuclear technicians
Radiation therapy technician


Other science careers

University or college professor
Science journalist
Lawyer
Legislator/Lobbyist
High school teacher

Laboratory technician
Researcher
Manufacturing technician
Industrial manager
Technical sales


Types of companies that hire scientists

Farms
Consumer affairs office
Cosmetic companies
Educational institutions
Engineering firms
Food product companies
Government agencies
Health organizations

Human services organizations
Hospitals
Manufacturing companies
Medical clinics
National Science Foundation
Non-profit organizations
Petroleum companies
Testing Services


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