Natural Sciences Managers


Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+5.9% (as fast as the average)


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

Chemical Process Exploration Manager, Environmental Program Manager, Natural Sciences Manager, Research and Development Director (R and D Director)

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

  • Hire, supervise, or evaluate engineers, technicians, researchers, or other staff.
  • Design or coordinate successive phases of problem analysis, solution proposals, or testing.
  • Plan or direct research, development, or production activities.
  • Review project activities and prepare and review research, testing, or operational reports.
  • Confer with scientists, engineers, regulators, or others to plan or review projects or to provide technical assistance.

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