Science and research
Acoustician, acoustics engineer
Acoustics consultants help manage and control noise and vibrations in homes, workplaces and other environments.
Crop scientist, agricultural consultant, agronomy manager
Agronomists advise farmers on soil management and crop production.
Animal technicians look after animals in medical and scientific research laboratories.
Tree officer, forest officer
Arboricultural officers manage and maintain trees for local councils and arboricultural contractors.
Archaeologists learn about the past by studying sites, excavating, classifying, recording and preserving objects.
Astronauts fly spacecraft and do experiments in space.
Astronomers study the origin and structure of the universe, including its planets, stars, galaxies and black holes.
Audiologists work with children and adults who suffer from hearing loss, tinnitus, or have problems with balance.
Biochemists investigate the chemical processes that take place inside all living things, such as viruses, bacteria and people.
Biologists study living things, including people, animals and plants.
Biomedical scientists test patient samples and help doctors and healthcare professionals diagnose, prevent and treat disease.
Biotechnologists use plants, animals, microbes, biochemistry and genetics to develop new products and improve existing ones.
Cartographers collect information about the geography of an area to design and produce maps, charts and plans.
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.
Chemists look at the chemical make up of substances and investigate how they behave under different conditions.
Climate scientists study changes in the Earth's climate over time and how they might affect the planet in the future.
Biomedical engineer, bio-engineer
Clinical engineers apply engineering principles to the research, design and development of healthcare products and equipment.
Clinical psychologists help people manage mental health issues, phobias and addiction.
Clinical scientists research and develop techniques and equipment to help prevent, diagnose and treat illness.
Consumer scientists study why people use or buy products and services, and give advice to retailers and manufacturers.
Countryside officers manage, protect and improve the rural environment.
Data analyst-statisticians collect numbers and statistics to identify trends, create models and present results.
Data engineer, machine learning engineer, AI data scientist
Data scientists use software, artificial intelligence and machine learning to analyse and interpret large amounts of data.
Ecologists study the relationship between plants, animals and the environment.
Economists advise government departments, businesses, banks and other organisations about the economy.
Education technicians support science, art, IT or design and technology teachers by preparing equipment and materials for practical lessons.
Electronics engineers design and develop systems for industry, from mobile communications to manufacturing and aerospace.
Renewable energy engineer
Energy engineers research, design and build power generation plants, and work in the oil and gas industry.
Environmental consultants advise on sustainability, including waste management, recycling, flood risk and the effects of climate change.
Fingerprint officers work to identify fingerprints taken from crime scenes.
Food scientists and food technologists develop food and drink products, making sure they are safe to consume.
Forensic scientists prepare traces of physical evidence for use in courts of law.
Clothing technician, textiles technician
Garment technologists choose the right fabrics and designs for manufacturers to make clothes at a set cost.
Geneticists study genes to work out how cells and organisms behave.
Geoscientists study the Earth's structure and formation, and analyse rocks to explore its natural mineral and energy resources.
Geographic information systems (GIS) technician
Geospatial technicians collect data to create maps, update satellite navigation systems and plan construction projects.
Geotechnical lab technician, geotechnical engineering technician
Geotechnicians collect and analyse geological data from rock, soil and water samples.
Healthcare science assistant
Assistant technical officer
Healthcare science assistants support healthcare professionals.
Housing policy officer
Housing policy officers research and develop policies for local authorities and housing associations.
Water engineer, flood engineer, hydrology engineer
Hydrologists study rainfall, rivers and other waterways to help develop sustainable ways of managing water.
Criminal intelligence analyst, intelligence officer
Intelligence analysts use data to detect and prevent crime and protect UK security and the economy.
Laboratory technicians support scientists and help carry out tests, research and investigations.
Geographic information systems (GIS) surveyor, geomatics surveyor
Land surveyors measure the shape of the land, and gather data for civil engineering and construction projects.
Marine engineers design, build and repair boats, ships, submarines, 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 research interviewer, market research assistant
Market research interviewers find out what people think about products, services or issues.
Materials engineers research the behaviour of materials used in industry to make them stronger, lighter and more hard-wearing.
Materials technicians test how materials behave under different conditions to help develop new products and improve existing ones.
Clinical scientist, healthcare scientist
Medical physicists are specialists in healthcare science, also known as clinical science.
Weather forecaster, weather scientist
Meteorologists collect and study data from the atmosphere and oceans to make weather forecasts and carry out research.
Metrology technician, metrology engineer
Metrologists use very precise measurements in science and industry to make sure that processes and products meet high standards.
Microbiologists study small organisms like bacteria, viruses, fungi and algae.
Nanotechnologists design, create and manipulate materials on a tiny scale.
Nuclear engineers are responsible for the safe running of nuclear power stations.
Oceanographers study the seas and oceans.
Operational researchers analyse how organisations can improve the way they work.
Palaeontologists study the history of life on Earth through fossils.
Pathologists work in hospitals and laboratories on different areas of prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease.
Performance sports scientist
Sports and exercise scientist, Sports performance analyst, Sports physiologist
Sports scientists use knowledge of how the body works to help people improve their health or sporting ability.
Pet behaviour consultant
Pet behaviour counsellor
Pet behaviour consultants help pet owners deal with animal behaviour problems.
Pharmacologists study the effects of drugs and other chemical substances on cells, animals, humans and the environment.
Physicists study matter and try to work out why it behaves like it does.
Proofreaders check text before it's printed or published to make sure it's correct and complete.
Psychiatrists are doctors who diagnose and treat patients with mental health problems.
Psychologists apply the scientific study of the mind and behaviour to solving real life problems.
Quarry engineers explore new sites, oversee extraction operations and manage sites at the end of their commercial life.
Research scientists plan and lead experiments and investigations on a range of scientific topics.
Robotics engineers design and build machines to do automated jobs in industries like manufacturing, aerospace and medicine.
Scenes of crime officer
SOCO, crime scene investigator, CSI officer
Scenes of crime officers (SOCOs) find, record and recover evidence from crime scenes.
Seismologists study shock waves created by earthquakes and volcanic activity. They also work in oil, gas and minerals exploration.
Sport and exercise psychologist
Sport and exercise psychologists work with athletes, teams and coaches to improve their motivation and performance.
Technical brewers are in charge of the whole process of beer production and packaging.
Textile dyeing technician
Dyer, colour technologist
Textile dyeing technicians create dyes to colour fibres and fabrics.
Veterinary surgeon, veterinarian
Vets diagnose and treat sick or injured animals.
Field biologist, wildlife biologist, conservation biologist
Zoologists study animals and their behaviour.