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Careers in Science

Our science degrees will prepare you for much more than life in the laboratory. They are a foundation for the future, a key to a secure and rewarding career, and a first step along the pathway of lifelong learning.

  • Read about some of the School's past students and see what they are doing now.
  • Paid Work Placements are an excellent introduction to a career in science.
  • Check out the Government's careersnz website to find out more about where a science career can take you, including expected earnings.

Science Careers

From the natural environment, to our own health and wellbeing, to the technology we use in our everyday lives – science is everywhere.

It is scientists who will solve tomorrow’s problems and the future is calling for the next generation of curious minds that can do just that.

If you're intrigued by the world around you and enjoy biology, chemistry, earth sciences or environmental sciences, a degree in science may be what you're looking for.

A science degree will open doors to some of the world’s fastest growing industries and most exciting research areas, including the sustainable management of environmental resources.

Scientists also play a vital role within non-government organisations (NGOs), and local and central government.

Career options include:

  • Agritechnology
  • Biomedical research
  • Biotechnology
  • Coastal and land use planning
  • Electronics
  • Environmental management
  • Food and dairy
  • Iron and steel manufacturing
  • Oil and gas
  • Petrochemicals and plastics
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Pulp, paper and wood
  • Renewable energy
  • Restoration ecology
  • Software development
  • Telecommunications