Chemist | Scientist - Most Exciting Government Jobs

Chemist | Scientist - Most Exciting Government Jobs

Kyle Stone | Associate Editor, GovCentral

With new discoveries being made every day, and the threats of evolving bacteria and pandemic diseases looming on the horizon, there is a lot of incentive to become a chemist or biological scientist. Because the biotechnology industry is experiencing such rapid growth, biotechnology jobs often expect workers to be more skilled than those that are currently available; therefore, many agencies are enrolling employees in training programs and subsidizing the costs.

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In Demand Occupations

Medical Scientists
Projected Salary: $55,000
Employees Needed: 45,000
Projected Growth: 18% – 26%
Average Education Level: College or Higher
Who’s Hiring: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, Department of Interior

Biochemists and Biophysicists
Projected Salary: $56,000
Employees Needed: 7,000
Projected Growth: 9% – 17%
Average Education Level: College or Higher
Who’s Hiring: Navy, Food and Drug Administration, Consumer Product Safety Commission

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Environmental Scientist

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    almost 6 years ago


    The salary shown for scientist is low. This would be only for a bachelor's degree and a few years experience. Most scientists will have a masters or Ph.D. and will earn much more! It's a great career!

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    over 6 years ago


    Am from mechanical engineering........ i have 1 year experience in dam construction field........ what are my suitable govt jobs........ help me in finding my suitable job...... my mail id :,

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    over 6 years ago


    How can I apply for a government job?

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