As a child, you were more excited for science fair than recess. Now as an adult, when you watch The Big Bang Theory, you actually know what they’re talking about. Science is your thing, and you’re hoping that passion can take your career to the next level.
The number of science related jobs is increasing faster than the national average,* but so is the attention. Interests in the sciences has seen a 19% increase from female students and an 11% increase from male students*. Careers in the science field also have the largest salary range of any field, spanning from $33,000-$104,000*, leaving much to consider when choosing your path.
You’ve got the smarts and the know-how, and you’re on the right path. How it works, what it’s made of, and how can I fix it are common thoughts that run through your mind. Turn those thoughts into money with a career in science.*Bureau of Labor Statistics
Did you know that over half of all known near-earth asteroids and comets have been discovered by the University of Arizona? With its top-notch equipment (UA is the only university in the continental U.S. with its own radio telescope) and impressive staff (faculty member Roger Angel was a 2015 inductee into the National Inventors Hall of Fame), the sky’s the limit for students who want to make a mark on the universe. More than two-thirds of graduates of the highly selective Ph.D. program go on to long-term or permanent employment in astronomy. Astronomy undergrads receive a strong foundation in physics and math. Most work directly with faculty on research, perhaps studying the distribution of biological material in space or measuring the dimming of a star. The department also strives to educate anyone interested in the discipline and boasts one of the nation’s largest enrollments in astronomy for non-science majors. Any description of UA’s astronomy program would be lacking without mention of the Steward Observatory, which has played a key role in major space astronomy missions. (Ever heard of the Hubble Space Telescope?) Its original dome is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. But you’ll never guess where Steward’s cutting-edge mirror lab is located – under the east side of Arizona Stadium!