Careers for Investigative people

A collection of careers perfectly suited to investigative and curious people.

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1. Food Science Technologist

Food Science Technologist

Food Science Technologist

Your Match?
Avg Salary
$72k
Growth
+5.9%
Satisfaction
3.0 / 5

A food science technologist provides accurate nutritional information for food labelling, does shelf-life studies, tests the safety and quality of food, develops recipes using newly-discovered ingredients, modifies foods such as creating fat-free varieties and uses panels or consumers to evaluate products.

2. Biomedical Engineer

Biomedical Engineer

Biomedical Engineer

Your Match?
Avg Wage
$61k
Growth
+7.0%
Satisfaction
3.3 / 5

The field of engineering as a whole is an innovative field - coming up with ideas leading to everything from skyscrapers and automobiles, to aerospace and sonar.

3. Biologist

Biologist

Biologist

Your Match?
Avg Wage
$67k
Growth
+9.0%
Satisfaction
3.4 / 5

A biologist is a scientist who studies life, specifically organisms and their relationship to their environment.

4. Animal Scientist

Animal Scientist

Animal Scientist

Your Match?
Avg Wage
$50k
Growth
+4.9%
Satisfaction
3.5 / 5

An animal scientist works to ensure agricultural productivity and food safety.

5. Aerospace Engineer

Aerospace Engineer

Aerospace Engineer

Your Match?
Avg Wage
$83k
Growth
+6.0%
Satisfaction
3.6 / 5

An aerospace (or aeronautical) engineer is someone who designs, tests, and supervises the manufacture of aircraft, spacecraft, satellites, and missiles.

6. Industrial Engineer

Industrial Engineer

Industrial Engineer

Your Match?
Avg Wage
$66k
Growth
+9.7%
Satisfaction
3.0 / 5

Industrial engineers find ways to eliminate wastefulness in production processes.

7. Naval Architect

Naval Architect

Naval Architect

Your Match?
Avg Salary
$97k
Growth
+12.2%
Satisfaction
3.4 / 5

A naval architect is someone who designs, builds, and maintains several different types of marine vessels and structures, and makes water travel possible.

8. Computer Programmer

Computer Programmer

Computer Programmer

Your Match?
Avg Wage
$58k
Growth
-7.2%
Satisfaction
3.3 / 5

A computer programmer, or coder, is someone who writes computer software.

9. Computer & Information Research Scientist

Computer & Information Research Scientist

Computer & Information Research Scientist

Your Match?
Avg Salary
$120k
Growth
+19.0%
Satisfaction
3.5 / 5

Computer & information research scientists invent and design new technology and find new uses for existing technology.

10. Nuclear Engineer

Nuclear Engineer

Nuclear Engineer

Your Match?
Avg Wage
$86k
Growth
+4.0%
Satisfaction
3.0 / 5

A nuclear engineer researches and develops the processes, instruments, and systems used to get benefits from nuclear energy and radiation.

11. Geospatial Information Scientist

Geospatial Information Scientist

Geospatial Information Scientist

Your Match?
Avg Salary
$91k
Growth
+9.3%
Satisfaction
3.7 / 5

A geospatial information scientist is someone who studies and analyzes how people utilize the physical space around them.

12. Environmental Engineer

Environmental Engineer

Environmental Engineer

Your Match?
Avg Wage
$68k
Growth
+8.4%
Satisfaction
2.9 / 5

An environmental engineer is someone who uses the principles of engineering, soil science, biology, and chemistry to develop solutions to environmental problems.

13. Photonics Engineer

Photonics Engineer

Photonics Engineer

Your Match?
Avg Salary
$99k
Growth
+6.4%
Satisfaction
3.7 / 5

Photonics is the science of using light to generate energy, detect information, or transmit information.

14. Soil and Plant Scientist

Soil and Plant Scientist

Soil and Plant Scientist

Your Match?
Avg Salary
$69k
Growth
+9.0%
Satisfaction
3.2 / 5

A soil and plant scientist is someone who works in the agricultural field studying the different compositions of soil and the effects they have on plant life, crops, and the national food supply.

15. Mathematician

Mathematician

Mathematician

Your Match?
Avg Wage
$79k
Growth
+29.0%
Satisfaction
3.6 / 5