You might decide that you don’t enjoy working around a lot of people and
that is fine. You have many options that won’t require that. One of them is
working at a biorepository.
A biorepository is a biological storage facility. Someone working in a place
like this would physically receive and then store biological samples and
retrieve them when necessary. You might also ship them at times.
You can get a job at a biorepository with only a bachelor's degree as
well as some experience in sample management, shipping and receiving, and data
Stem Cell Research
This is one field that offers people career options in medical science that
are lucrative. This is currently one of the most viable options for young people
looking to get into a science related field. Stem
cell research is often called the “Future of Modern Medicine”. New
discoveries and advancements are being made in stem cell research all the time.
What does it actually involve? This is a level of scientific research that is
advanced and carried out by people from a variety of science backgrounds in
order to locate efficient and innovative therapies for a variety of ailments.
Some of this work is done in a clean room.
The people in this field are thought of as sort of scuba divers for the
human body. No, they don’t literally go inside of people, but they do use
ultrasound tech to see all of the organs that are hidden below the surface of
the skin. This high - tech job requires people who can help doctors assess and
even diagnose injuries and diseases. Like some of the other jobs in the medical
field, you can get into this field in more than a single way. You can get an
associate’s or bachelor’s degree in sonography or if you already have training
as a nurse, you might be able to take a one year certificate program to get you
ready for a career as a sonographer.
This type of scientist can be thought of as a sort of problem solver for the
environment. Depending on what specialty you choose – health, chemistry, or
protection – you might be gathering field data in an effort to restore wetlands
that are polluted, come up with recommendations to slow the depletion of the
ozone, or try to come up with plans to ensure that our air remains safe for us
to breathe. To get ready for a career in this field, you need a bachelor’s
degree in one of the natural science fields, such as chemistry or biology. If
you want to get into the field before you get your bachelor’s you can become an
environmental field technician as long as you have your associate’s degree in a
field that is science related.
We, as a society, rely on gas and oil to fuel our vehicles, heat our homes
and run some of our appliances. Geotechs – shortened version of geological
technicians, are now on the front line when it comes to exploring and being
able to extract new areas of these natural resources. Sometimes employers will
hire people who only have their high school diploma, but most of the time they
prefer people who are aspiring to be geotechs and as such have a minimum of an
associate’s degree in a field such as chemistry or geology.
Remember that you don’t need a PhD to make a change in the world. There are plenty of things in the STEM fields that you can do. The ones listed here are just a few of them. What other ones can you come up with?