Tuesday, 23rd April 2019


From a very young age children are taught about science and the way things work. As part of the compulsory curriculum, students learn about science up until they can leave school after GCSEs or BTECs. Science, as a subject, isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but it’s a subject that can lead to any number of jobs.

Ten Jobs For young Scientists, Test Tubes

The science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) industries are currently reporting a shortage of qualified and skilled scientists and mathematicians, and the science and engineering sectors require a new, young and technically-skilled workforce.

So if you’re a bright young scientist, here are a few jobs that could be ideal for you:

  • Nuclear Engineer - There is a good demand for nuclear engineers, to research more sustainable fuels and practices.
  • Wildlife Conservationist – Wildlife conservation officers don’t always work inside a lab; they work outside with nature.
  • Engineer – There are many types of engineer but all types require basic scientific ability.
  • Lab Technician – A science-based job that doesn’t necessarily require a university degree.
  • Marine Scientist – Marine scientists or marine biologists work in the sea – researching and exploring the depths of the ocean.
  • Veterinary surgeon – The ideal job for an animal lover with a flair for Biology.
  • Airline Pilot – It’s not easy, or cheap, to become a pilot but it might be one of the coolest professions out there.
  • Agricultural Research Scientist – The farming industry is looking for skilled scientists to help the agricultural industry to evolve.
  • Product Development Scientist – The UK manufacturing industry needs smart scientists to help boost the economy.
  • Nurse – Nursing is one of the largest employment sectors in the UK. The NHS will always need nurses.

See what jobs you are most suited to here