CAREER

Natural Sciences Managers

Overview

Salary Median (2020)

$137,940

Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+4.8% (slower than the average)

Most Common Level of Education

Bachelor's degree

Career

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

Analytical Services Manager, Chemical Engineer Supervisor, Chemical Process Exploration Manager, Environmental Program Manager, Lab Manager (Laboratory Manager), Natural Sciences Manager, Research Administrator, Research Manager, Research and Development Director (R and D Director), 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

  • Hire, supervise, or evaluate engineers, technicians, researchers, or other staff.
  • Plan or direct research, development, or production activities.
  • Review project activities and prepare and review research, testing, or operational reports.
  • Design or coordinate successive phases of problem analysis, solution proposals, or testing.
  • Develop client relationships and communicate with clients to explain proposals, present research findings, establish specifications, or discuss project status.

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