Careers in Science
Science graduates are valued by employers and find rewarding careers across a wide range of industry and government sectors – explore the huge range of potential careers that a Bachelor of Science is the first step towards.
Careers by field
Find a career in a field that you're passionate about, from food science to psychology. Select an option below to find out what job positions are out there, which employers you could find yourself working for, and to see what some of our alumni have done in that area.
Whether you're looking to go into pure research or to branch out into other kinds of careers, studying Science can get you there. Select an option below to find out what kinds of careers you could pursue and what kinds of studies will take you where you want to go.
Research in science and technology can lets you explore everything you’ve learned in your undergraduate studies and potentially become an expert in a particular field. As a professional scientist you may advance pure research, such as sequencing the genetic code of a disease, or undertake applied research to address how to stop the spread of disease.
- Research scientist
- University academic
- Forensic entomologist
- Bachelor of Science > Master of Science > Professional Scientist
- Bachelor of Science > Master of Science > PhD > Professional Scientist
- Bachelor of Science > Honours > Masters of PhD > Professional Scientist
Science and the arts
Graduates who enjoy both the sciences and the arts (humanities, social sciences and languages) will have the skills needed for analytical reasoning, innovative thinking, communication and problem-solving. This will enable you to combine professional science and other industries.
- Science editor
- Communication or marketing manager
- Science communicator or presenter
- Bachelor of Science with breadth in writing and editing
- Bachelor of Science with breadth in media studies
- Bachelor of Science with a concurrent Diploma in Languages
Science and business
Science graduates contribute to the development and management of science-based companies. Your ability to deal with technical complexity, analyse and solve difficult problems using rigorous methodologies make you ideal for many business roles.
- Business analyst
- Resource manager
- Industrial consultant
- Bachelor of Science with breadth in business and commerce
- Bachelor of Science > Master of Management
- Bachelor of Science > Master of Engineering with business.
Science and IT
You can complement your Bachelor of Science studies with Information Technology to manage the quantity of data generated by scientific research. This can lead you to careers in fields mapping genomes, medical imaging, knowledge management and bioinformatics.
- Systems analyst
- Data mapping specialist
- Medical imaging physicist
- Bachelor of Science with a major in Computing and Information Systems
- Bachelor of Science with a major in Data Science
- Bachelor of Science with a concurrent Diploma in Computing.
- Bachelor of Science > Master of Information Technology
- Bachelor of Science > Master of Data Science
Science and teaching
If you have a passion for science, you could share that passion with the next generation of students. The high demand for teaching graduates in mathematics, physical sciences and information technology has seen opportunities across Australia and all over the world for primary and secondary teachers.
- Science teacher
- Museum education officer
- Education consultant
- Bachelor of Science > Master of Teaching
Science and engineering
The Bachelor of Science is your pathway to becoming an engineer. You can earn an international-recognised qualification in fields such as biomedical, chemical, civil, electrical, mechanical and software engineering. You can also compliment your engineering knowledge with business studies.
- Medical software engineer
- Infrastructure project manager
- Civil engineer
- Bachelor of Science with a Systems major > Master of Engineering
Bachelor of Science > work experience or internship
Science and law
You can address the need for expert knowledge in both scientific and legal fields. Understanding these concepts will give you the opportunity to work with the commercialisation of scientific research, work with innovative design or project management, and shape the future of scientific research.
- Patent attorney
- Intellectual property lawyer
- Commercial advisor
- Bachelor of Science > Juris Doctor
- Bachelor of Science with breadth studies in law > Juris Doctor