Science and research

Science and research is an ever growing field in Australia. It’s largely government funded but there are also some major private scientific organisations working in the field. Plus, scientists can also work in house for big corporations, where there is a need to test or create products. Science and research go hand in hand. They cover a wide range of areas such as the environment, food, chemical products, animals and nature, the climate and medicine.

Science and research paves the way for future technologies and even unknown industries. The work they do today will have a huge lasting impact on the way future generations live on the planet.

Typical jobs:

  • Laboratory assistant

  • Science technician

  • Environmental scientist

  • Microbiologist

  • Botanist

  • Research associate

  • Physiologist

  • X-ray technician

  • Quality control technician

  • Nutritional scientist

Would it suit me?

The industry could suit you if you:

  • Like studying nature, chemicals, the human body, soils, the sea, or the climate

  • Enjoy analysing why and how things happen

  • Doing research, investigation and experiments into an area of science

  • Like recording and writing about the results of research.

  • Like problem solving

  • Are organised and have an eye for detail.

How do I get into the industry?

Some of the most popular courses in this industry include:

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Environmental Science
  • Diploma of Laboratory Technology (Pathology)
  • Certificate IV in Food Science Technology
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Diagnostic Radiography)


Speak to your school to find out more.


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  • Training Services NSW
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