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Career and Education Opportunities for Scientists

In general, scientists study the chemical composition and physical principles of living cells and organisms, their electrical and mechanical energy, and related phenomena. They also may conduct research to further understanding of the complex chemical combinations and reactions involved in metabolism, reproduction, and heredity.

Select a state from the map below to find education opportunities to begin your Scientist career.


Highlighted states contain educational opportunities in Life Sciences


Scientist video from the State of New Jersey Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development

Scientists ready reports and recommendations based upon research outcomes. Finally, scientists share research findings by writing scientific articles and by making presentations at scientific conferences.

Every day, scientists are expected to be able to articulate ideas and problems. They need to listen to and understand others in meetings. It is also important that they write clearly and communicate well.