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Science, Mathematics and Statistics




Biochemists design and conduct experiments on biological processes in one of a range of sectors including manufacturing, medicine, agriculture and the environment.

Biotechnologist conduct experiments, analyse data, and develop products that have a biological ingredient or action, such as vaccines or washing powders.

Chemists work with materials and chemicals in sectors as diverse as healthcare, food and forensic science.

Clinical Scientists work with patients or support clinical staff in laboratory work. They specialise in a particular scientific areas such as audiology or immunology, for instance.

Cosmetic scientists developing new ingredients and products, and test safety for hair-care products, toiletries and perfumes, etc.

Ecologists work in the area of the ecosystem that they have studied in depth, such as marine mammals or flora. Depending on their employer they may do practical work or analyse problems using computers.

Food scientists and technologists both work with food production, sales and manufactureFood scientists mainly work with food safety and quality whilst food technologists produce food products such as ready meals.

Forensic Scientists provide impartial scientific evidence to support civil and criminal investigations. They may need to go to Court to testify on a case.

Laboratory technicians work on routine laboratory tests and technical work to support the work of scientists and technologists in all sectors. Some work in education e.g. supporting teachers and students with practical activities

Materials Scientist work in many industry sectors and examine materials perform under different pressures, temperatures, stress etc and also develop new or modified materials

Physicists may work in a wide range of areas including electronics, energy, space, transport, medicine, defence and materials science. Many work in teams with other scientists,

Mathematicians and Statisticians

Mathematicians apply mathematical theory and techniques to real life problems, such as population growth, future trends in the financial market or the production of computer games. 

Operational researchers work as mathematical modellers using specialist computer software to compare the likely outcome of solutions to problems. such as journey times and routes, for a transport company wanting to make savings.

Statisticians work with numerical information (statistics) that has been collected, or needs to be gathered, about anything from economic growth or downturns to diet and health trends.