Career Possibilities in Science

The College of Science and Mathematics prepares NDSU graduates for science and mathematics careers in industry, medicine, education, government and many others. Graduates find fulfilling employment opportunities both in the United States and abroad.

Our graduates serve in traditional science and mathematics positions, such as researchers or managers in chemical and biotechnology companies, physicists for NASA or technology companies, physicians and other health specialists, wildlife/natural resource scientists, explorers for mineral and energy resources, and K-12 or university teachers. But they also are competitive for positions in emerging areas, like biometrics, forensic science, neuroscience, public health, sustainable materials, sustainability and more.

Biology

Agronomist
Analytical Facility Manager
Animal Scientist
Aquaculturist
Aquarium Administrator
Aquarium Technician
Aquatic Biologist
Biochemist
Biological Technician
Biometrician Bio-Technologist
Botanist
Chemical Oceanographer
Chiropractor
Coastal Resources Worker
College Professor
Coroner
Dentist
Dietitian
Director of Clinical Operations
DNA Technical Manager
Ecologist
Environmental Health Specialist
Environmental Scientist
Fish Hatchery Technician
Fisheries Conservationist
Food Scientist-Technologist
Genetic Counselor
Genetic Engineering Research
Health Officer
High School Science Teacher
Horticulturist
Hospital Administrator
Hydrographic Survey Tech
Laboratory Manager
Laboratory Technician
Limnological Technician
Marine Bacteriologist
Marine Biologist
Marine Ecologist
Medical Director
Medical Illustrator
Medical Laboratory Technician
Medical Librarian
Medical Technologist
Microbiologist
Molecular Biologist
Mortician
Museum Administrator
Neurobiologist
Nurse
Nurse Practitioner
Nutritionist
Oceanographer
Paramedic
Parasitologist
Pharmaceutical Salesperson
Pharmacist Pharmacy Technician
Physical Therapist
Physician
Physician Assistant
Public Health Worker
Research Ecologist
Research Entomologist
Research Fellow
Research Specialist
Science and Policy Director
Science Assistant Science Film Maker
Science Illustrator
Science Writer
Technical Writer
Test and Inspection Technologist
Toxicologist
Veterinarian
Wildlife Biologist
Wildlife Resources Worker
Zoologist

Chemestry and Biochemistry

Analytical Facility Manager
Assayer
Biochemist
Chemical Oceanographer
Chemistry Technologist
Clarifying Plant Operator
College Professor
Color Development Chemist
Crime Lab Analyst
Cytotechnologist
Environmental Health Specialist
Forensic Chemist
Genetic Counselor
High School Science Teacher
Hospital Administrator
Industrial Hygienist
Perfumer
Physician
Plastics Researcher
Product Tester
Quality Assurance Manager
Science Lab Technician
Science Writer
Soil Scientist
System Analyst
Technical Writer
Tissue Technologist
Toxicologist
Wastewater Treatment Chemist
Water Purification Chemist
Yeast Culture Developer

Coatings and Polymeric Materials

Analytical Facility Manager
Chemistry Technologist
College Professor
Color Development Chemist
Color Matching Scientist
Crime Lab Analyst
Forensic Chemist
High School Science Teacher
Perfumer
Physician
Plastics Researcher
Product Formulator/Developer
Product Tester
Quality Assurance Manager
Science Lab Technician
Science Writer
Technical Writer
Wastewater Treatment Chemist
Water Purification Chemist

Geosciences

College Professor
Economic Geologist
Environmental Geologist
Exploration Geologist
Geoarchaeologist
Geochemist
Geodynamacist
Geologist
Geochronologist
Geomorphologist
Geophysicist
Geophysics Technician
Geotechnical Scientist
Glacial Geologist
Glaciologist
High School Science Teacher
Hydrologist
Instrumentation Technician
Laboratory Technician
Materials Analyst
Mineralogist
Mining Geologist
National Park Service
   Professional
Oceanographer
Paleoceanographer
Paleoclimatologist
Paleontologist
Petroleum Geologist
Petrologist
Planetary Geologist
Pollution Control Specialist
Pollution Remediator
Remote Sensing Specialist
Sedimentologist
Seismologist
Soil Scientist
Statigrapher
Structural Geologist
Technical Writer
Volcanologist
Waste Management Specialist
Water Quality Control

Mathematics

Actuary
Applications Programmer
Applied Science Technologist
Artificial Intelligence Programmer
Biometrician/Biostatistician
College Professor
Commodity Manager
Computer Consultant
Computer Facilities Manager
Computer Installation
Computer Marketing/Sales
Computer Programmer
Computer Scientist
Computer Security Consultant
Computer-aided Design Tech.
Cost Estimator/Analyst
Cryptographer/Cryptologist
Data Control Administrator
Data Processing Manager
Database Manager
Demographer
Econometrician
Economist
Environmental Technologist
Financial Auditor
Financial Consultant
Financial Manager
High School Math Teacher
Information Scientist
Inventory Control Specialist
Investment Banker
Market Research Analyst
Mathematician
Mortgage Researcher
National Security Agency Staff
Network Programmer
Numerical Analyst
Operations Research Analyst
Pollution Meteorologist
Production Support Specialist
Psychometrician
Public Health Statistician
Quality Assurance Analyst
Rate Analyst
Research Analyst
Risk & Insurance Specialist
Risk Analysis
Robotics Programmer
Satellite Communications
Software Developmental
Software Support Specialist
Statistician
Systems Analysis
Systems Programmer
Technical Support
Technical Writer
Transportation Planner
Underwriter
Weight Analyst

Physics

Accoustics Physicist
Aerodynamicist
Aerospace Nondestructive Testing
Astronomer
Astrophysicist
Atomic Physicist
Biophysicist
College Professor
Computer Specialist
Electrical
Financial Modeler
Geodesist
Geophysicist
High School Science Teacher
Laboratory Technician
Materials Science Engineer
Mechanical
Medical Physicist
Medical Products Designer
National Laboratory Research
   Administration
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance
   Lab Technician
Nuclear Physicist
Nuclear Power Plant Project
   Manager
Programmer
Optical Medical Devices
   Designer
Particle Accelerator Operations
   Analyst
Physicist
Physics Researcher
Plasma Physicist
Radiological Laboratory
Research Assistant
Satellite Data Analyst
Satellite Missions Analyst
Science Writer
Seismologist
Solid Earth Physicist
Solid State Physicist
Technical Consultant
Technical Writer

Psychology

Requires graduate degree in psychology
Clinical psychology
Cognitive psychology
Community psychology
Counseling psychology
Developmental psychology
Educational psychology
Environmental psychology
Forensic psychology
Health psychology
Industrial/organizational psychology
Neuropsychology
Quantitative psychology
Rehabilitation psychology
School psychology
Sport psychology
 
Could be pursued at bachelors level
Academic advising
Advocacy
Advertising
Case management
Career services
Community relations
Customer servicer
Data analysis
Development/fund raising
Financial aid
Grant writing
Human resources
Insurance
Law enforcement
Management
Market research
Marketing
Mental health aide
Rehabilitation services
Recreation
Sales
Social research
Student services
Testing/assessment

Statistics

Actuary
Agricultural Statistician
Biostatistician
Business Statistician
Pollster
Sports Statistician
Survey Analyst

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