What is Science?

Science is the pursuit and application of knowledge and understanding. Scientists follow a systematic methodology based on evidence. Evidence is obtained through a number of different methods including conducting research and scientific tests.


  • Biochemist
  • Chemist
  • Ergonomist
  • Geochemist
  • Geoscientist
  • Hydrologist
  • Lab Technician
  • Forensic Scientist

What skills do you need to work as a scientist?

  • An interest in science and the pursuit of knowledge
  • Ability to remain open-minded
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Organisation and planning skills
  • Ability to work with computers and technology

Where do scientists work?

Scientists work in both the public and private sector. There are a vast number of career options including: teaching, academia, research, pharmacy, health care, government services, food production, meteorology, engineering and technology.

Typical work activities

  • Collecting data and samples
  • Devising and planning tests and experiments
  • Conducting research and obtaining evidence
  • Analysing results and data
  • Maintaining accurate records and writing reports
  • Developing new theories and products

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