Microbiologists are scientists who typically work in laboratories conducting experiments related to microorganisms and their impacts on humans, other living things and the environment. These professionals may find themselves working for pharmaceutical companies, government agencies, colleges and universities or hospitals.
Friday, Jul 25 2014 09:00 AM
Biophysicists and biochemists are scientists that study biological processes, such as heredity, growth and cell development. Essentially, they spend their days researching how living organisms tick on the molecular level. They tend to work in research laboratories planning, managing and conducting experiments. They are also frequently charged with managing laboratory teams and the work produced, along with preparing reports and presenting findings.
Thursday, Jul 24 2014 09:00 AM
Nonfarm animal caretakers feed, groom and look after companion pets and exotic animals in their care. Click "play" to watch career video.
Saturday, May 24 2014 09:00 AM
For those in business school who have an interest in environmental issues, the position of chief sustainability officer could be a good fit. This is a relatively new position with many companies. Chief sustainability officers (CSO) are charged with developing and implementing a company’s environmental sustainability policy or “green policies.” With environmental issues now more on the forefront for company executives, this kind of position has become more important for many businesses.
Tuesday, Apr 08 2014 09:00 AM
In short, bioinformatics is an interdisciplinary field where scientists develop ways to store, retrieve, organize and analyze biological data. One key activity is the development of software tools to produce biological knowledge that can be useful to scientists and others.
Thursday, Mar 06 2014 09:00 AM
With the recent worries about the effects of burning fossil fuels on the environment around the globe, “green jobs” are becoming more plentiful. It’s an area where the desire for a lucrative career meets the need to do something with your working life that makes a difference to people.
Monday, Feb 24 2014 09:00 AM
The interest in biofuels has increased over recent years, drawing investment not just from the private sector but also from government agencies charged with finding sources other than fossil fuels to produce energy.
Wednesday, Feb 19 2014 09:00 AM
Learn About Top Science and STEM Careers
Science careers are part of the important and fast-growing science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) sector. Employment analysts and educators agree that training more people to work in STEM careers – including science disciplines like chemistry, ecology and physics – is essential if the nation wants to remain competitive in the coming decades. An associate's degree or bachelor's degree in a science field can qualify you for entry-level technician and technologist positions. If you want to direct research or teach at the university level, a master's in environmental science or similar advanced degree is necessary.