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, 2019. Top jobs include software developer, statistician, physician assistant, dentist, nurse anesthetist, orthodontist, nurse practitioner, pediatrician and more.
Payscale’s College Salary Report for best jobs for science majors, 2018
Money magazine’s 50 best jobs in the country, 2018
The 30 Best STEM jobs, Best College Reviews, 2018
Top 10 list of Alternative Careers for Ph.D. Science Graduates
Forbes 25 Most Meaningful Jobs in the World that Pay Well, slideshow. Spoiler alert: The #1 job? Neurosurgeon.
The website smartsciencecareers.com offers helpful job-hunting tips.
Handshake is another 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 another useful job search resource. It can help you 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.