Researching a Career in Research


Rosemary writes:
I am 17 years old and interested in a career in research. I think I would MedResearchlike to work for the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). I have been trying to find a list of disciplines/occupations employed by the CDC and I can’t find one. Can you help me locate a listing of potential research oriented occupations?


The Career Doctor responds:

Rosemary research is a huge field … and there are many possibilities within it to specialize – all sorts of scientific specialties with many jobs requiring advanced degrees.

The CDC has a section of its Website geared to Training and Employment Opportunities.

I also suggest you search the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Outlook Handbook for more detailed information about careers in various areas of research. The information here will help direct your focus in a career direction as well as toward a specific major in college.