Veterinary technicians use a keen attention to detail to provide animals with the best possible care. From private clinics to animal hospitals to research facilities, veterinary technicians are crucial in both emergency and day-to-day care of animals.

Veterinarians are the animal experts—from pets to livestock. And their deep knowledge stems from research and development; they understand the whole animal. They use this expertise to diagnose, treat and research diseases and sustain animal life for years to come.

Toxicology is often referred to as the “Science of Safety” – toxicologists use the power of science to test and predict how various chemicals may cause harm. These scientists typically have a strong understanding of science and biology – working primarily in laboratory settings to study the effects and proper doses of substances ranging from pesticides to prescription drugs. Toxicologists play a key role in protecting public health, the environment and animal welfare.

Soil shares the same structure and capabilities as the largest human organ—the skin. Both are complex, layered, protective yet flexible and support every function that sustains life. Soil scientists study soil’s dynamic composition to understand how it can be managed to protect and improve agricultural practices, environmental quality and human health.

If you are curious and creative, then being a research scientists could be the path for you! They can be found working across every industry, from biology and chemistry to environmental science, pharmacology, physics, computer science and even history. They plan and conduct research by formulating hypotheses, conducting experiments and analyzing the results in order to expand knowledge. They may work for environmental agencies, food companies, universities, government entities or on publicly funded research projects.

Research and development managers help organizations determine if an undertaking will meet business goals. Think about your favorite flavor of ice cream. A research and development manager was likely tasked with overseeing important research into its development – the cost of the ingredients, analyzing consumer trends on nutrition and flavors, and finding efficient and cost-effective methods to produce it. Their findings enable businesses to make informed decisions and make products people love.

No detail is too small for a microbiologist; they’re experts on microorganisms like bacteria, fungi and algae. But they don’t stop at the nitty gritty—they take their knowledge of these microscopic creatures to see the bigger picture. With this greater understanding, microbiologists can change the world.

Laboratory technicians are the driving force behind cohesive lab operations—ensuring every aspect of a project is carried through with consistency, safety and accuracy. These professionals serve as the right-hand person to their scientific colleagues—assisting them with a variety of tasks within collection, sampling and experimentation.

From beautiful rainbows to disastrous hurricanes, weather is a powerful force that greatly affects agriculture. Extreme weather conditions can negatively affect crop yield, increase the threat of pests and diseases and livestock production. By studying the earth’s atmosphere and predicting weather patterns, meteorologists help farmers and ranchers to understand, plan, and predict impactful conditions.

Ever wondered how DNA was discovered? That was the work of a molecular and cellular biologist! These scientists study cells’ interaction and their diverse functionality to discover what fuels and sustains life. Their research is applied across many areas—including genetically engineering new crops, applying DNA-based technology for animal breeding, addressing environmental health and so much more.

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