Research and Development Director, Environmental Program Manager, Laboratory Manager, Water Team Leader, Senior Scientist, Senior Investigator, Fisheries Director, Health Science Manager
The day-to-day work of natural science managers depends upon the workplace; some might work in a laboratory, while others might be out in the field, and still others might spend some time in both areas. Their work includes planning, directing and coordinating activities, plans, procedures or strategies, whether in the boardroom with company directors or with a volunteer group in a hands-on field setting.
Online bachelor’s to get there
natural sciences, operations research, geochemistry and petrology, toxicology, biometry/biometrics, geosciences, botany/plant biology, microbiology, environmental science
Foundations in Biology, Ecology, Organic Chemistry, Introduction to Physics, Analytical Geometry and Calculus, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Introduction to Laboratory Physics, General Chemistry Lab
Knowledge you need
In addition to a firm grasp of mathematics and great communication skills, people in this career need advanced knowledge of the natural world, including biology, chemistry and geology. Given their supervisory positions, they will also need to know a great deal about administration, management and personal service for customers, co-workers, stakeholders and the like.
Many new job openings are expected in the future; this career has a 10% growth rate and 5,200 projected annual openings.
$62,080 (10th percentile), $208,000+ (90th percentile), $118,970 (median)