Science careers are on the rise in both availability and salary, yet students are not aware of many careers in science that are available. Being knowledgeable about career trends can help better prepare your student to select their middle school and high school courses.
Below is a list of careers in science that are currently trending:
- Sports /Exercise Science – Sports science is an exciting subject that explores sports/exercise and how the body works. A sports science degree can lead to many career opportunities such athletic training, physical therapy, coaching, sports nutritionist, and sports psychology.
- Computer Science – Computer Science involves understanding computers and using computers to solve problems. A computer science degree opens up careers in programming, design, and management.
- Forensic Science – Forensic Science is the application of science to the matters of the law. Forensics uses the scientific disciplines of biology, chemistry, and physics. Forensic science covers areas such as DNA analysis, fingerprinting, autopsy techniques, pathology, toxicology, and much more.
- Animal Science – Animal Science can provide students with knowledge of animal health, behavior, farm management, and livestock production. Many graduates pursue a career in animal caretaking (Veterinary medicine), agricultural management, and laboratory work in animal sciences.
- Food Science – Food Science careers work to better understand food processes and improve food products. Food science engineers work to develop safe and innovative packages that you see in the supermarket.
- Environmental Science – Environmental Science deals with the physical, chemical, and biology of the environment and their effects on organisms in the environment. Many careers in environmental science also deal with the human impact on the environment. A degree in environmental science can lead to careers such as a park ranger, oceanographer, city planner, civil engineer, and an air pollution analyst to name a few.
Keeping up with job trends can help students plan what courses they might need to take in high school to better prepare themselves for a successful career.
CFBISD high schools offer courses that support many of the science careers listed above such as Anatomy, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Forensics, Agriculture, Veterinary Medicine, Culinary Arts, and Environmental Science.
Written by Vonda Posey, High School Science Specialist