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Careers in the Science Industry

Are you a young person looking for a career in the world of science
There are plenty of options out there, and it can all be a little overwhelming. You need to weigh up your skills and talents. And then weigh up all the different options that are open to you. To get you started, here are some of the top careers in science right now. 

Forensic Scientist

Average Salary: 

Between $35,000 and $50,000 (in U.S)

Educational Requirements: 

A four-year degree in physics, biology, microbiology, chemistry, medical technology, or genetics, is required in order to obtain an entry-level job in forensic science.

Additional Info:

Classes in law and communication can be helpful in getting a job as a forensic scientist. Some experience in a laboratory is also very beneficial.

Environmental Scientist

Average Salary:

Between $65,000 and $70,000 (in Australia)

Educational Requirements:

At entry-level, you will need a bachelor’s degree in environmental science. Alternatively, you can earn an undergraduate degree in biology, engineering, chemistry or physics. To advance in this field, you will need a master’s degree.

Additional Info:

Professional certifications, such as the  HAZWOPER (Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response) Certification may be required depending on your duties.

Sports Scientist

Average Salary:

Between $45,000 and $50,000.

Educational Requirements:

Education requirements for exercise science professions vary depending on the career. Obtaining a professional certification through a fitness association is often the base level education for many entry-level exercise science careers.

Additional Info:

Exercise physiologists and athletic trainers will both require 4 year degrees, though many also possess Masters degrees.

Computer Scientist

Average Salary:

Between $85,000 and $100,000.

Educational Requirements:

Most computer scientists hold a bachelor’s degree with a major in computer science, information systems or software engineering. After completing this 4-year program, computer scientists often earn a Ph.D. in computer science, computer engineering or a similar area of study.

Additional Info:

An internship with an experienced computer scientist is the best way to learn the skills and technical applications needed to be a computer scientist.

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So you got a Linguistics degree. Now what?

Now that you’ve graduate and you’ve got your degree in linguistics, what are you going to do with the rest of your life? You could spend a lifetime reading language books and learning to speak in obscure tongues, or live in an office somewhere and grade X-Bar trees drawn by students in your intro class. But besides that, what else is there?

First, it should be worth mentioning that learning linguistics gives you a wonderfully useful set of skills that will help you both in and outside of your career. For example, the scientific study of language cultivates

  • heightened cultural awareness,
  • insightful observational skills,
  • the ability to structure and support a logical argument,
  • analytic reasoning skills,
  • the ability to formulate and test hypotheses, and
  • powerful communication skills.

These skills come in handy in academia, which is one of the most obvious places to continue your work in linguistics. If you’re studying linguistics at a college or university, I encourage you to talk to some of your professors (or anyone in your department) and see what kinds of research they do, how they got into academia, and why they chose to teach. Doing research and teaching is a great combination, especially if you’re looking to stick around for your Ph.D. Knowing what to research can be tricky, but talking to professors and researchers is the best place to start.

But may you’re not a fan of the university setting and research just isn’t your thing. Maybe you feel that there isn’t really much for you to do in linguistics besides become a language instructor or speech therapist. Well, fear not! There are tons of opportunities awaiting you! This list is nowhere near exhaustive, however, and more resources will be added as we come across them!

Language Instruction

If you like teaching and want to apply your education to pedagogy, you can teach languages here in the US or abroad. Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) is a field with plenty of room to find a career. Even if you only speak English, you can travel to pretty much any country in the world to teach English. Here are some places to go digging for opportunities in language instruction:

Working with the Government

Another possible route is to work with the government. Linguists and polyglots of all types are always in high demand in various government organizations, such as the FBI, NSA, and the CIA.

Additionally, international organizations like the United Nations and the European Union are always looking for competent translators and writers for their materials and meetings.

Linguistic Politics

While I don’t have a specific site to link you to, I do know that linguistic and language also play a large role in the political sphere. If you’re interested in pursuing a law degree and your love of language, applying both to language policy is where you might want to look. Working in this field includes the drafting and advising on language bills (education, multilingualism, national security, international relations, and so on). Having linguists help decide language pedagogy and encourage bills of linguistic inclusion for minority languages and dialects (not only in the US but also in other countries around the world dealing with these same issues) can help to curb some rather disparaging attitudes towards minority languages and multilingualism.

Computational Linguistics

Ever wonder how computers recognize and interpret human speech? Think Google Translate does a shitty job? Want to improve that? Pursuing an education in computational linguistics is where you want to go, then. Working for large tech companies like Google, Apple, Amazon, IBM, and Microsoft allows you to apply your linguistic knowledge to the computer realm, designing software to understand, interpret, translate, and produce speech.

Other Language and Linguistics Jobs

Linguists and their skills are needed all around the globe for positions of all kinds. Some other examples include:

  • Forensic Linguistics: the application of linguistic theory and analysis to the law, law enforcement, and forensic analysis.
  • Speech and Language Pathology: working with patients to recover language production and/or comprehension skills.
  • Audiology: the study of hearing, balance, and related disorders of human auditory perception.
  • (Simultaneous) Translator or Interpreter: translating and/or interpreting spoken, written, or signed speech.
  • Voice Coach: training individuals on how to produce particular accents, correct speech impediments, or speak a certain way (applications to speech therapy, mass media, telecommunications, and film/television).
  • Advertising: applying sociolinguistic knowledge to advertisements (to know, for example, which accents/types of voices will make a product more likely to sell).
  • Marketing: advise companies in the creation of logos, brands, ads, product names, and other written/auditory material and test it across languages.
  • Language Documentation and Revitalization: the study of endangered languages in order to preserve them, recording native speakers and analyzing their language to construct a grammar, dictionary, and auditory/video records of the language.
  • Lexicography: the study of words in current use for the purpose of developing dictionaries (practical lexicography) and the study of words and how they relate to one another (theoretical lexicography).
  • Language Pedagogy: work to create language materials for the classroom and for self-taught learners, such as textbooks, curriculum, dictionaries, and tests.

Non-Profit Linguistics Organizations

I thought that I would end this post with a quick overview of some non-profit organizations that do linguistic work. While it won’t necessarily put food on the table, working with these organizations will provide resources and experiences to its volunteers and will benefit the global community.

I hope the resources above help you in determining where to go with your linguistics degree after you graduate. If you have any field, organization, or general question that you would like to talk about and add to this post, please shoot us an ask or an email at! You can also reply directly to this post via an answer!

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When Women Stopped Coding

Mark Zuckerberg. Bill Gates. Steve Jobs. Most of the big names in technology are men.

But a lot of computing pioneers, the ones who programmed the first digital computers, were women. And for decades, the number of women in computer science was growing.

But in 1984, something changed. The number of women in computer science flattened, and then plunged.

Today on the show, what was going on in 1984 that made so many women give up on computer science?


Meet Brian Holmes, BLM GIS Specialist in Idaho

When Brian was a kid, he wanted more than anything to be a wildlife biologist.  And then, there were maps.

After earning a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Animal Biology from Colorado State University, Brian worked several seasonal jobs: seven summer seasons with the National Park Service, two winters at a ski area in Colorado, and two winters on a mountain lion research project in Yellowstone. As he pursued a Master’s Degree in Biology from Idaho State University, Brian was introduced to Geographic Information Systems or GIS, where he learned to use mapping as a tool for scientific tracking and management. Brian’s career began with a GIS internship at the local BLM Pocatello Field Office.

As a GIS specialist, Brian manages geospatial data for the field office, provides GIS system support, and even teaches Introductory and Intermediate GIS classes to fellow BLM employees.  His work varies daily, from eagle counts to grouse surveys to rock art documentation, which keeps keeps the job interesting.

Although GIS work keeps Brian in the office much of the time, he and his family spend free time skiing, mountain biking, camping, hiking, and backpacking.  And Brian passes on his love of biology, mapping, and the great outdoors to his own kids.

By BLM Idaho Tumblr Blogger Amy Lapp

killians  asked:

When you get this, say one nice thing about the person who sent it to you, two things that you are good at, three things you want to accomplish in life, and four words that describe who you are. Then send this to 5 of your tumblr friends. <3

1. Mon Cheri (I’ve always wanted to say this, but it’s so cheesy… I love it.) How can I only say one good thing about you? You’re absolutely one of the sweetest people I know and I’d love to get to meet you irl one day to give you the biggest hug ever. <3

2. I guess I’m pretty good at Maths… sometimes I’m good at photoshopping as well but those days have been pretty rare lately.

3. Major in Computer Science, get a good job in my work field and meet Stephen Amell (yup, that’s a sad one right there.)

4. Hmm… blonde, awkward, fangirl, sleepy.