Natural Sciences Managers


Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+4.8% (slower than the average)

Most Common Level of Education

Bachelor's degree


What Natural Sciences Managers Do

Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, and research and development in these fields.

Other Job Titles Natural Sciences Managers May Have

Environmental Program Manager, Laboratory Manager, Natural Science Manager, Research and Development Director, Research Manager, Water Team Leader

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Chief Science Officer ,

Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority (NELHA)

Students will see how job tasks don't always work out as planned and some of the biggest problems are not technical in nature...How you react to a problem determines your attitude. This will effect the direction you take and impact the result. Observing how people interact and solve problems in a work place can be a great value for a student.

Sanctuary Superintendent ,

NOAA Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary

Working out on the water with marine mammals scientists. Learning and sharing research and new information about humpback whales.

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Confer with scientists, engineers, regulators, or others to plan or review projects or to provide technical assistance.
  • Develop client relationships and communicate with clients to explain proposals, present research findings, establish specifications, or discuss project status.
  • Plan or direct research, development, or production activities.
  • Review project activities and prepare and review research, testing, or operational reports.
  • Determine scientific or technical goals within broad outlines provided by top management and make detailed plans to accomplish these goals.

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