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Career examples in Science

You might have come across the name Brian Cox. By degree he is a physicist who specialised in particle physics. His name became well known through his presenting of science programs on the radio and TV.

This shows that even as a scientist your career might lead you into an activity that you never thought about to start with. Brian May is another example; he too started as a physicist, went on to become lead guitarist in the band Queen (see the film Bohemian Rhapsody) and has recently returned to physics to gain his PhD!

If you would like to know more about these people, their background and work put their names into Google and see what you can discover.

Scientists are interested in answering the question “How does that happen?” and can be found working in almost every subject – here are a few:

Meteorology, manufacturing, development of new materials, electronics, agriculture, pharmacy, medical health, mines, stock exchange, banks, design of machines, logistics, management, military, water supplies, environmental management, pest control, epidemiology, codes, security, and on and on. The list is endless.

Science can take you anywhere.

So, if you are interested in some aspect of science, try to find out where you could study the subject to the level you require.

The big areas of science are represented by Societies and Institutions e.g. The Geological Society and the Royal Society of Chemistry; these organisations provide much information on careers. Put the subject of your interest into Google (e.g. Insects) and add Society for…..

If you like what you see, approach the organisation, explain why you are contacting them and see if you can become a Member.



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