Science and Natural Resources


The Science & Natural Resources Pathway consists of programs of study related to the physical and natural sciences. Students who prefer to work in a laboratory setting and like to observe, learn, investigate, analyze or solve problems using scientific research methods should consider this path. Students who like to work outdoors or with plants, animals or nature are also candidates for a career in Science and Natural Resources.

How do you feel about the following questions: Do you like:
  • Solving problems using facts and judgment?
  • Working with things and ideas?
  • Creating designs of items for work and life?
  • Developing solutions to scientific questions?
  • Reading and learning about medical problems?
And do you have the ability to:
  • Perform math problems quickly and accurately?
  • Apply math in formulas and word problems?
  • Read and understand factual material in magazines and texts?
  • Understand scientific principles?
    Perform scientific experiments?
  • Work with mind and hand to solve complex problems?
    Create or invent solutions to intricate technical questions?

    If you answered “yes’ to many of the above questions, then a career in Science & Natural Resources may be your path. Check with a counselor on courses to choose.

Careers in Science and Natural Resources
Entry Level:
These are examples of careers which usually require on the job training or special vocational classes in high school:
  • Animal Caretaker
  • Gardener
  • Farm or Ranch Laborer
  • Pest Control Worker
  • Greenhouse Worker
  • Well Driller
Skilled Level:
These are examples of careers which usually require training beyond high school up to two years of study at a community or technical college:
  • Animal Trainer
  • Pet Groomer
  • Floral Designer
  • Fish Hatchery Worker
  • Forestry Technician
  • Landscape Contractor
  • Pollution Control Technician
  • Surveyors
  • Soil Conservation Aide
Professional Level:
These are examples of careers which usually require four or more years of specialized college study:
  • Agricultural Scientist
  • Astronomer
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Biologist
  • Marine Biologist
  • Food Scientist
  • Forester
  • Chemist
  • Fish & Wildlife Specialist
  • Meteorologist
  • Landscape Architect
  • Nuclear Engineer

See your Guidance Counselor for more information on these and other careers in the Science & Natural Resources career path.

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