Science - Life, Physical, and Social

Epidemiologists
What Epidemiologists Do
Epidemiologists are public health professionals who investigate patterns and causes of disease and injury in humans. They seek to reduce the risk and occurrence of negative health outcomes through research, community education, and health policy.
Work Environment
Epidemiologists work in offices and laboratories, usually at health departments for state and local governments, in hospitals, and at colleges and universities. Some do fieldwork to conduct interviews and collect samples for analyses. Fieldwork may bring epidemiologists into contact with infectious disease, but the risk is minimal because they receive appropriate training and take extensive precautions before interacting with samples or patients.
How to Become an Epidemiologist
Epidemiologists need at least a master’s degree from an accredited college or university. Most epidemiologists have a master’s degree in public health (MPH) or a related field, and some have completed a doctoral degree in epidemiology or medicine.
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The Society of Healthcare Epidemiology of America
National Academy for State Health Policy

Atmospheric Scientists
What Atmospheric Scientists, Including Meteorologists Do
Atmospheric scientists study the weather and climate, and how those conditions affect human activity and the earth in general.
Work Environment
Most atmospheric scientists work indoors in weather stations, offices, or laboratories. Occasionally, they do fieldwork, which means working outdoors to examine the weather. Some atmospheric scientists may have to work extended hours during weather emergencies.
How to Become an Atmospheric Scientist
Atmospheric scientists need a bachelor’s degree in atmospheric science or a closely related field for most positions. Those who work in research usually need a master’s degree or a Ph.D.
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Federal government education requirements for atmospheric science positions
American Meteorological Society

Forensic Science Technicians
What Forensic Science Technicians Do
Forensic science technicians aid criminal investigations by collecting and analyzing evidence. Many technicians specialize in either crime scene investigation or laboratory analysis. Most forensic science technicians spend some time writing reports.
Work Environment
Most laboratory forensic science technicians work full time during standard hours. Crime scene investigators may work extended or unusual hours and travel to crime scenes within their jurisdiction.
How to Become a Forensic Science Technician
Forensic science technicians typically need at least a bachelor’s degree in a natural science, such as chemistry or biology, or in forensic science. On-the-job training generally is required for both those who investigate crime scenes and those who work in labs.  
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Colleges List for Forensic Sciences
American Academy of Forensic Sciences
Young Forensic Scientist Forum by AAFS
American Board of Criminalistics

Agricultural and Food Scientists
What Agricultural and Food Scientists Do
Agricultural and food scientists research ways to improve the efficiency and safety of agricultural establishments and products.
Work Environment
Agricultural and food scientists work in various industries, including colleges and universities, manufacturing, and in scientific research and development. They work in offices, laboratories, and, sometimes, food production facilities. Most agricultural and food scientists work full time.
How to Become an Agricultural or Food Scientist
Agricultural and food scientists need at least a bachelor’s degree from an accredited postsecondary institution, although many get advanced degrees.
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American Society of Agronomy
American Society of Animal Science
Soil Science Society of America
Institute for Food Technologist
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