STEM Careers - Science

Fields in: Environmental and Health

Environmental Sciences

Agricultural Engineer- Develops new ways to improve farming and food production

Archaeologist- Studies the origin, development, and behavior of human beings

Astronaut- Explores and conducts experiments in space

Chemical Engineer- Uses chemistry and engineering to solve problems related to pollution, manufacturing, energy, food production and more

Ecologist- Studies and protects ecosystems and the environment

Emergency Management Specialist- Develops disaster response plans and coordinates with various emergency personnel and agencies

Environmental Engineer- Uses the principles of engineering, soil science, biology, and chemistry to develop solutions to environmental problems

Forester- Manages the health of forested lands

Geologist- Studies the physical aspects of the planet Earth

High School STEM Teacher- Prepares students for life after graduation through science instruction

Horticulturist- Researches the best way to grow plants and crops

HVACR Technician- Repairs and installs heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems

Hydrologist- Studies properties of water, the water cycle and how water affects the environment

Landscape Architect- Plans and designs land areas for homes, parks, recreational facilities, and other properties

Marine Biologist- Studies organisms that live in the ocean and other bodies of water

Meteorologist- Studies weather, climate, and other aspects of the atmosphere and develops reports and forecasts

Oceanographer- Studies the ocean and marine organisms

Paleontologist- Studies prehistoric life, fossils, evolution, and the relationship between the different life forms and their environment.

Park Naturalist- Provides educational programs to park visitors

Solar Technician- Installs, maintains, and repairs solar energy systems

Urban Planner- Develops plans and programs for the use of land

Health Sciences

Biomedical Engineer- Analyzes and designs engineering solutions to problems in biology and medicine

Botanist- Studies a plant’s relationship to the environment and other living organisms

Chemist- Studies the structures, compositions, reactions, and other properties of substances

Dental Hygienist- Cleans teeth and examines patients for oral diseases

Diagnostic Medical Sonographer- Uses special imaging equipment to diagnose various medical conditions

Epidemiologist- Investigates the causes of disease and other public health problems

Exercise Physiologist- Studies anatomy in relation to human movement and how the stress of exercise affects the body

Forensic Pathologist- Examines the bodies of people who died suddenly, unexpectedly, or violently to determine the cause of death

Genetic Counselor- Analyzes genetic data to help individuals and families make decisions

High School STEM Teacher- Prepares students for life after graduation through science instruction

Lab Research Technician- Assists scientists and other researchers in the laboratory

Microbiologist- Studies the growth, development, and other characteristics of microscopic organisms

Nutritionist- Advises people on what to eat in order to lead a healthy lifestyle

Orthodontist- Prevents or corrects misaligned teeth and jaws

Paramedic- Cares for the sick or injured in emergency medical settings

Physical Therapist- Helps people who have injuries or illnesses improve their movement and manage their pain Physician Diagnoses and treats injuries and illnesses in patients Physician Assistant- Practices medicine under the supervision of physicians and surgeons

Radiologic Technician- Uses and maintains medical imaging equipment to take scans of patients

Veterinarian- Cares for the health of animals Veterinary Technologist Performs medical tests in a veterinarian’s office to help diagnose and treat animals

Zoologist- Studies animals in their natural habitats and in captivity