You might define the “best” job for science majors differently from other students. All career paths in the sciences have their advantages. There are many factors to consider when deciding on a job, including trends, salaries and job forecasts. We compiled a list of resources below that highlight emerging fields and top jobs for science majors that may help you explore your career path in science.
U.S. News and World Report: Best Science Jobs. Top jobs include software developer, statistician, physician assistant, dentist, nurse anesthetist, orthodontist, nurse practitioner, pediatrician and more.
35 Top Paying Science Degree Jobs (With Salaries) from Indeed, 2021.
50 Best Jobs in America for 2022 from Glassdoor, 2022.
The 30 Best STEM jobs from Best College Reviews, 2022.
America's Best Large Employers from Forbes, 2022.
The website smartsciencecareers.com offers helpful job-hunting tips.
Handshake is a tool that OSU offers all students, faculty and alumni. It is a helpful career tool that you can use to research job titles, requirements and how you can focus your science education, skills and training to the career you want. Read these tips to get the most out of Handshake.
Indeed is another helpful online job search tool. You can use it to get a sense of the job market in different geographic regions of the country, gauge salaries, learn about specific job requirements and job titles, read company profiles, find out required skills and other helpful information to help you target the best career for you.
LinkedIn is a great platform for job searches and professional networking. You can manage your professional identity, build and connect with your professional network of people and learn about job opportunities. Download the mobile app for a convenient way to monitor job openings.