Careers That Require Science Skills

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Careers That Require Science Skills
Chemical engineers are required to hold a bachelor's degree in science. (scientist professor working in the laboratory image by Canakris from

A wide variety of high-paying careers actually require an individual to hold a bachelor's or master's degree in applied sciences. These careers include jobs involving astronomy, forensic science and geo-biology as well. Though most individuals working in careers that require science skills are not going to become millionaires overnight, these careers can be very rewarding.

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Arachnologists study spiders in the laboratory and in their natural habitats. Some arachnologists study and research the exact impact spiders have on the environment while other arachnologists study the interactive relationships spiders have with other animal species. Responsible for classifying arachnids and entering vital new data regarding what types of food a large variety of spiders eat on a regular basis, arachnologists are required to hold a bachelor's degree in science to enter this specific scientific field. In 2010, arachnologists can expect to be paid around £32,500 per year.

Computer Scientist

Computer scientists are skilled in the application of theoretical equations in order to solve complex hardware and software problems. These scientists specialise in software engineering, database theory, human-computer interaction and computer programming language theory. Some computer scientists even design robotics that contain the ability to self-program while working alongside assembly line production workers. Computer scientists are required to hold master's degrees in applied science and in 2010, the average annual salary of a computer scientist was £55,900.


Volcanologists research the exact reasons volcanoes erupt in certain sections of the world while others lay dormant for thousands of years. A typical work day for a volcanologist includes taking a helicopter survey of active volcano sites and analysing the conditions of the outlining landscape. Other job duties include studying lava and rock samples for indications of further eruptions involving still active volcanoes. Volcanologists are required to hold a master's degree in geology and applied science. In 2010, these types of scientists earned £25,350 per year on average.


Astronomers view our universe and other galaxies while taking data on the planets during their usual work day. Astronomers are required to pursue bachelor and master's degrees in science as well as degrees in astronomy. Usually working with colleges, universities and government programs, astronomers acquire specific data regarding how stars are formed and also categorise planets found in other galaxies. In 2010, astronomers could average around £63,050 per year.

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