Professionals and support staff in the sciences handle a wide range of tasks, but everything they do supports the search for new information about the natural and physical world. The sciences include everything from biology to economics. Researchers and their teams may work for either government or privately funded employers.
Jobs in the sciences are competitive. They typically require a bachelor’s degree at a minimum and often a master’s or PhD. Pay varies depending on the funding source, but most employees in the sciences earn a salary at or above the national median. To learn more about careers in this field, review the sciences occupational overview.