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Job Sites by Career Field: Life, Earth & Physical Sciences


Resources available for students interesting in science-related careers including life and biological, chemistry, geography, geology, and physics.

Job Search Resources for Related Majors
  • Biochemistry - Utilize chemical knowledge of living cells, tissues, and organisms.
  • Biology - Pursue options related to human anatomy and physiology, botany, microbiology, zoology, and ecology.
  • Biology: Fisheries & Wildlife Conservation - Explore career options in conservation, resource management, research, aquarium operations, veterinary medicine.
  • Chemistry - Opportunities related to substances and energy from elements bonding.
  • Clinical Laboratory Science - Pursue a career as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist or Medical Technologist with this science background.
  • Geology - Careers related to exploration and production of mineral and energy resources.
  • Interdisciplinary Studies: Life Sciences - Explore career options in healthcare, lab work, research, and health information management.
  • Interdisciplinary Studies: Physical Science - See Chemistry, Geography, Geology, Physics
  • Kinesiology - Contribute toward people's health and wellness including athletes, those with chronic injury/disease or anyone wanting to improve overall physical health.
  • Physics - Consider related fields of astronomy, engineering, chemistry, mathematics, ecology and biology.
  • Pre-Health - Pursue a career in chiropractic medicine, dentistry, health information management, medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, optometry, pharmacy, physical therapy, physican assistant, respiratory care, and veterinary medicine.
Comprehensive Sites
  • Argonne National Laboratory - U.S. Department of Energy laboratory for science and engineering research with Division of Educational Programs (DEP) offering opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students to engage in scientific learning experiences.
  • ScienceJournal - View articles and search related job postings for science careers including grant opportunities.
  • Nature Jobs.com - Recruitment website for multiple science disciplines. Search by title, region, employer or discipline.
  • New Scientist Jobs - Scientific employment opportunities in industry, academic and government sectors. Able to search by discipline.
  • ScienceNet - Database with information on various paid and unpaid for summer research programs/ internships at U.S. universities and colleges.
  • Website for Job Seekers in Science - List of employment networks for Biology, Biotech, Chemistry, Pharmaceuticals, Physics, and Life Sciences.
  • Yale Science and Engineering Research (YSER) - Fellowship programs are available for the support of undergraduate research projects.
Resources for students with specific interests
Biological & Life Sciences






  • American Institute of Physics - Federation of physical science societies, and provides job opportunities through online Career Center.
  • American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) - Listing of opportunities related to professional practice of medical physics.
  • Links for Physics - From WWW Virtual Library series provides list of companies (world-wide) and industries related to physics.
  • NASA - Various full-time and student opportunities through NASA Shared Services Center (NSSC).
  • FermiLab - Summer Internships in Science and Technology (SIST) with one of nation's high energy physics laboratories outside Chicago. Internships offered to students majoring in Physics, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, and Computer Science.
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