Build new skills for an in-demand profession working to understand the world. It starts by studying a science course.
After completing a science course, you may seek employment in a range of roles in the research, conservation, agriculture, food science and sustainability sectors, working in research, teaching or policy development roles.
If you choose to work as a science technician, you may perform tasks like:
If you choose to work as an environmental scientist, you may perform tasks like:
If you choose to work as a food scientist or chemist, you may perform tasks like:
After completing a science course, you’ll be qualified to seek employment in a broad range of roles in the science industry. You may choose to work as a:
You’ll enjoy studying a science course if you:
The Australian Government’s Job Outlook identifies the science profession as a small but growing sector in Australia.
Currently employing approximately 16,100 science technicians and laboratory assistants, 18,700 environmental scientists and 7,800 food scientists, the sector has been expanding steadily for the last decade and is predicted to continue growing until at least 2020, when it is predicted to employ approximately 16,400 technicians, 19,300 environmental scientists and 7,500 food scientists.
The size of the science profession indicates that roles are available for graduates in most areas of Australia.
PayScale offers a range of different salaries for professionals working in the science industry.
A science course graduate working in a laboratory as a researcher may expect to earn between $55,000 and $100,000 with an annual average salary of approximately $79,000. Working as a research assistant, a science graduate may expect to earn between $40,000 and $68,000 per year.
According to PayScale, a geologist may expect to earn between $56,000 and $134,000, with an average annual salary of approximately $98,000 per year.
An environmental scientist can expect to earn on average between $78,000 per year and $172,000 per year, with an average annual salary of approximately $129,000.