Careers in Science
Science is not only fun and fascinating – it’s exciting, too! Imagine making a major discovery in search of a cure for cancer? Or inventing an incredible device that reduces pollution? Or breaking a major scientific world record? Science is pretty exciting stuff, isn’t it?
What do you want to be when you grow up? This can be a difficult question to answer. And when you don’t know what exactly it is you want to do, it can be even more difficult trying to figure out what kind of education you should get. Ugh! It’s exhausting. But don’t worry, we’re here to help. The resources below can help make your quest for the career of your dreams a little bit less overwhelming.
Education Planner is an excellent tool that can help you make decisions about where to pursue your education. It allows you to search colleges and universities across B.C. for programs and courses that you are interested in. It is also a great resource for information on career development and provides links to other help sites, like Career Planning for the 21st Century.
BC Work Futures is a great place to start looking into what kind of jobs are out there and what best suits your interests. Featuring profiles of over 500 occupations in B.C., Work Futures helps to answer questions like, “how do I know this is the right career for me?” and “What is the job really like?” Learn tips on how to plan a career in today’s world and how to research career opportunities in five easy steps.
Youth Canada gives helpful information on how to gain work experience, get started on planning your post-secondary education, and on career development. Career development links to resources including information about writing resumes, developing interview skills, working abroad and career options. Use the Career Navigator and Quizzes section and take quizzes that may help you better understand your qualities and what is important to you in a career.
Did you know just under 11% of all BC residents are employed in science-related fields? It’s true, and they are more likely to have full-time employment than other British Columbians. If you are thinking of a career in science, and we know you are, this BCStats report shows the many science-related fields, and just how in demand you will be.
Click here to view science related occupations!
Canada is one of the largest mining nations in the world, producing more than 60 minerals and metals. The mining industry relies on advanced technology and science not only for exploration purposes, but also to ensure safety for workers while minimizing the impact of mining operations on the natural environment and the communities in which they are located.
Each year, the demand for skilled mining workers continues to grow – some of mining’s science-related careers are centred around robotics, three dimensional computer programs, information management and other leading edge technologies.
Click here for more information about careers in mining.