Science and research

  • Acoustics consultant

    Acoustician, acoustics engineer

    Acoustics consultants help manage and control noise and vibrations in homes, workplaces and other environments.

  • Analytical textile technologist

    Analytical textile technologists produce technical textiles for industries like automotive and healthcare.

  • Animal technician

    Animal technologist

    Animal technicians look after animals in laboratories.

  • Arboricultural officer

    Tree officer

    Arboricultural officers maintain and manage trees for local councils or arboricultural contractors.

  • Archaeologist

    Archaeologists learn about the past by studying sites and excavating, classifying, recording and preserving objects.

  • Astronaut

    Astronauts fly spacecraft and do experiments in space.

  • Astronomer

    Astronomers use scientific methods to study the origin and make-up of the universe.

  • Audiologist

    Audiologists work with children and adults who suffer from hearing loss, tinnitus, or have problems with balance.

  • Biochemist

    Biological scientist

    Biochemists investigate the chemical processes that take place inside all living things, from viruses and bacteria to people.

  • Biologist

    Biologists study living things, like animals and plants.

  • Biomedical scientist

    Biomedical scientists screen patient samples and help doctors and healthcare professionals to diagnose and treat disease.

  • Biotechnologist

    Biotechnologists use plants, animals, microbes, biochemistry and genetics to develop new products and improve existing ones.

  • Botanist

    Plant biologist

    Botanists study all forms of plant life.

  • Cartographer

    Cartographers collect information about the geography of an area to design and produce maps, charts and plans.

  • Chemical engineer

    Chemical engineers develop ways to turn raw materials into everyday products.

  • Chemical engineering technician

    Chemical engineering technicians help to research, develop and manufacture plastics, medicines, foods, textiles and fuel.

  • Chemist

    Chemists study chemicals and materials and how they behave under different conditions.

  • Clinical engineer

    Biomedical engineer, bio-engineer

    Clinical engineers design, develop and maintain equipment for diagnosing illness and treating patients.

  • Clinical psychologist

    Investigative psychologist, legal psychologist, criminal psychologist

    Clinical psychologists help people make positive changes to their thinking and behaviour.

  • Clinical scientist

    Healthcare scientist

    Clinical scientists research and develop techniques and equipment to help prevent, diagnose and treat illness.

  • Consumer scientist

    Consumer scientists study why people use or buy products and services, and give advice to retailers and manufacturers.

  • Countryside officer

    Conservation officer

    Countryside officers manage, protect and improve the rural environment.

  • Criminal intelligence analyst

    Intelligence officer, criminologist

    Criminal intelligence analysts use data to detect and prevent crime and protect UK security.

  • Data analyst-statistician

    Data analyst-statisticians identify trends, create models, collect numerical information and present results.

  • Ecologist

    Ecologists study the relationship between plants, animals and the environment.

  • Economist

    Economists advise government departments, businesses, banks and other organisations about the economy.

  • Education technician

    Education technicians support science, art, IT or design and technology teachers by preparing equipment and materials for practical lessons.

  • Electronics engineer

    Electronics engineers design and develop systems for industry, from mobile communications to manufacturing and aerospace.

  • Energy engineer

    Renewable energy engineer

    Energy engineers research, design and build power generation plants, and work in the oil and gas industry.

  • Environmental consultant

    Eco consultant

    Environmental consultants advise on sustainability, including waste management, recycling, flood risk and the effects of climate change.

  • Fingerprint officer

    Fingerprint officers check and compare fingerprints taken from crime scenes.

  • Food scientist

    Food technologist

    Food scientists and food technologists develop food and drink products, making sure they are safe to consume.

  • Forensic scientist

    Forensic scientists prepare traces of physical evidence for use in courts of law.

  • Garment technologist

    Clothing technician, textiles technician

    Garment technologists choose the right fabrics and designs for manufacturers to make clothes at a set cost.

  • Geneticist

    Geneticists study genes to work out how cells and organisms behave.

  • Geoscientist

    Geologist

    Geoscientists study the Earth's structure and formation, and analyse rocks to explore its natural mineral and energy resources.

  • Geotechnician

    Geotechnicians collect and analyse geological data from rock, soil and water samples.

  • Healthcare science assistant

    Assistant technical officer

    Healthcare science assistants support healthcare professionals.

  • Laboratory technician

    Lab technician

    Laboratory technicians support scientists and help carry out tests, research and investigations.

  • Land surveyor

    GIS surveyor, geomatics surveyor

    Land surveyors measure the shape of the land, and gather data for civil engineering and construction projects.

  • Marine engineer

    Marine engineers design, build, test and repair boats, ships, underwater craft, offshore platforms and drilling equipment.

  • Market research data analyst

    Data analyst, research analyst, market intelligence analyst, statistician, data insight professional

    Market research data analysts study statistics and information collected through surveys.

  • Market researcher

    Market researcher interviewer

    Market researchers interview people to find out what they think about products, services or issues.

  • Materials engineer

    Materials scientist

    Materials engineers research the behaviour of materials used in industry to make them stronger, lighter and more hard-wearing.

  • Medical physicist

    Medical physicists are specialists in healthcare science, also known as clinical science.

  • Meteorologist

    Meteorologists collect and study data to make weather forecasts.

  • Microbiologist

    Microbiologists study micro-organisms like bacteria, viruses, fungi and algae.

  • Nanotechnologist

    Nanotechnologists design and build devices and materials on a tiny scale.

  • Nuclear engineer

    Nuclear engineers are responsible for the safe running of nuclear power stations.

  • Oceanographer

    Oceanographers study the seas and oceans.

  • Operational researcher

    Management scientist

    Operational researchers analyse how organisations can improve the way they work.

  • Palaeontologist

    Palaeontologists study the fossils of plants and animals.

  • Pathologist

    Pathologists are doctors who diagnose disease by examining cells and tissue samples, and sometimes through performing autopsies.

  • Pet behaviour counsellor

    Pet behaviour counsellors help pet owners deal with animal behaviour problems.

  • Pharmacologist

    Pharmacologists study the effects of drugs and other chemical substances on cells, animals, humans and the environment.

  • Physicist

    Physicists study matter and try to work out why it behaves like it does.

  • Proofreader

    Proofreaders check text before it's printed or published to make sure it's correct and complete.

  • Psychiatrist

    Psychiatrists are doctors who diagnose and treat patients with mental health problems.

  • Psychologist

    Psychologists study people's behaviour, motivations, thoughts and feelings, to help them overcome or control their problems.

  • Quarry engineer

    Mining engineer

    Quarry engineers explore new sites, oversee extraction operations and manage sites at the end of their commercial life.

  • Research and development manager

    R&D manager, industrial scientist

    Research and development managers lead teams of scientists, engineers and technical staff to create new products and improve existing ones.

  • Research scientist

    Research scientists plan and carry out experiments and investigations to broaden scientific knowledge.

  • Scenes of crime officer

    SOCO

    Scenes of crime officers (SOCOs) find, record and recover evidence from crime scenes.

  • Sport and exercise psychologist

    Sport and exercise psychologists study the mental and emotional effects of taking part in sport.

  • Sports scientist

    Sports and exercise scientist

    Sports scientists use knowledge of how the body works to help people improve their health or sporting ability.

  • Technical brewer

    Technical brewers are in charge of the whole process of beer production and packaging.

  • Vet

    Veterinary surgeon, veterinarian

    Vets diagnose and treat sick or injured animals.

  • Zoologist

    Zoologists study animals and their behaviour.