There are a wide variety of science careers to choose from. Scientists work in research facilities as well as other laboratory settings. Although most research positions require a PhD, there are other jobs scientists can do that require considerably less education.
Jobs that typically require an associate's degree or vocational school
- Histotechnicians-prepare histologic slides from tissue sections for microscopic examination and diagnosis by pathologists
- Medical Laboratory Technicians-perform routine medical laboratory tests on body fluids for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease.
Jobs that typically require a bachelor's degree
- Cytogenetic Technologists-analyze chromosomes found in biological specimens such as amniotic fluids, bone marrow, and blood to aid in the study, diagnosis, or treatment of genetic diseases.
- Secondary education science teachers-teach high school science subjects such as biology chemistry, physics, and earth science.
Jobs that typically require graduate school
- Astronomers-observe, research, and interpret astronomical phenomena to increase basic knowledge or apply such information to practical problems.
- Climate Change Analysts-research and analyze policy developments related to climate change and make climate-related recommendations for actions such as legislation, awareness campaigns, or fundraising approaches.