Life, Physical and Social Science Technicians
Life sciences careers typically involve the study of living organisms. Physical science careers typically involve the study and application of the principles of chemistry and physics. Professionals with social sciences careers examine human society and the relationships of individuals.
There is a multitude of jobs in this sector, including:
- Agricultural and food science technicians
- Biological technicians
- Chemical technicians
- Geological and petroleum technicians
- Nuclear technicians
- Environmental science and protection technicians, including health
- Forensic science technicians
- Forest and conservation technicians
- Science technicians in production jobs can be employed on the day, evening, or night shifts; other technicians work outdoors, sometimes in remote locations.
Most science technicians need an associate degree or a certificate in applied science or science-related technology; biological and forensic science technicians usually need a bachelor’s degree.
Job opportunities are expected to be best for graduates of applied science technology programs who are well trained on equipment used in laboratories or production facilities.