According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment in life, physical, and social science occupations is projected to grow 5 percent from 2019 to 2029, faster than the average for all occupations, and will result in about 68,200 new jobs. Increasing demand for expertise in the sciences, particularly in occupations involved in biomedical research, psychology, energy management, and environmental protection, is projected to result in employment growth.
According to BLS, the median annual wage for life, physical, and social science occupations was $69,760 in May 2020, which was higher than the median wage for all occupations of $41,950.
Here are some occupations within Science and Research:
- Agricultural and Food Scientists
- Anthropologists and Archeologists
- Atmospheric Scientists, Including Meteorologists
- Biochemists and Biophysicists
- Medical Scientists
- Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists