List of scientific occupations

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An engineering technician explains instrument readings.

This is a list of science and science-related occupations, which include various scientific occupations, careers based upon scientific research disciplines and explorers.

Applied science[edit]

Formal science[edit]


General scientific occupations[edit]

Life science[edit]

A medical laboratory scientist at the National Institutes of Health preparing DNA samples

Natural science[edit]

Astronaut Bruce McCandless II using Manned Maneuvering Unit outside the United States Space Shuttle Challenger in 1984

Physical science[edit]

Earth science[edit]

Social science[edit]

See also[edit]


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  2. ^ "Mathematicians". Occupational Outlook Handbook, U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. March 29, 2012. Retrieved April 5, 2012.
  3. ^ forensic scientist
  4. ^ J.C. Segen (1992). Dictionary of modern medicine. p.246. ISBN 1850703213 [1]
  5. ^ Robert L. Loftness, Why Science Attachés?, 80 The Scientific Monthly 124 (1955).
  6. ^ Isaac Newton (1687, 1713, 1726). "[4] Rules for the study of natural philosophy", Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica, Third edition. The General Scholium containing the 4 rules follows Book 3, The System of the World. Reprinted on pages 794-796 of I. Bernard Cohen and Anne Whitman's 1999 translation, University of California Press ISBN 0-520-08817-4, 974 pages.
  7. ^ Paul D. Ellner (2006). The Biomedical Scientist as Expert Witness. ASM Press. ISBN 1555813453.
  8. ^ Weaver, Nancy (2002). "Ecologist". Retrieved December 10, 2011.
  9. ^ Kirby, Kate; Czujko, Roman; Mulvey, Patrick (2001). "The Physics Job Market: From Bear to Bull in a Decade". Physics Today. 54 (4): 36. Bibcode:2001PhT....54d..36K. doi:10.1063/1.1372112. Archived from the original on 2012-07-16.