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Agricultural Engineer
Investigate agriculture’s pressing issues and design solutions in areas such as power supply, machine efficiency and water/air pollution.
Agricultural Technician
Support and conduct farm research and experiments with the intent to increase productivity of crops and animals.
Agronomist
Use experimentation and research to improve the quality and production of crops for use in food, fuel and fiber.
AI/Machine Learning Engineer
Use software engineering skills to develop artificial intelligence programs that enable machines to be self-directed.
Analytical Chemist
Examine, study and test the chemical composition and behaviors of various substances.
Animal Geneticist
Investigate and solve the mystery of genes and their impact on animals’ growth, behavior, reproduction and disease resistance.
Biochemist and Biophysicist
Study and conduct research on the chemical and physical properties of living things.
Bioengineer
Work on the cutting edge of technology and medicine, developing solutions to improve the quality of life.
Bioinformatics Scientist
Develop and use computer technology to manage, analyze and store large sets of biological data.
Biological Technician
Help conduct scientific research by providing laboratory support to scientists and engineers.
Biologist
Studies life in all its forms, functions and its relationships to the environment.
Biostatistician
Analyze data on living things to make predictions and draw conclusions.
Chemical Engineer
Apply the principles of chemistry, physics and engineering to design equipment and create processes that are more safe and efficient.
Chemical Technician
Support chemists in the lab, getting hands-on to create processes and perform experiments.
Chemist
Leaders in the lab; they help us understand the depths of the world we live in so we can make better decisions on how we use it.
Climate Change Analyst
Study weather patterns to predict climate change, evaluate its potential impact and work to improve environmental practices.
Cloud Engineer
IT professionals who understand, consult and handle the technical workload relating to cloud computing.
Computational Biologist
Develop models to better understand biological systems and relationships.
Computational Chemist
Use chemical science and computer programming to simulate and solve real-world chemical problems.
Computer and Information Research Scientist
Problem solvers and innovators–developing new systems while also discovering modern ways to use existing technology.
Computer Hardware Engineer
Research, design, develop and test computer systems and related products.
Computer Network Architect
Plan and design data and communication networks so devices can send and receive information.
Computer Network Support Specialist
Monitor, evaluate and troubleshoot all computing issues for individual users and at an organizational level.
Computer Programmer
Write, test and fix the code that allows computers and software to function.
Computer Systems Analyst
Unite organizations with advanced computing—applying customized solutions to improve operational output.
Conservation Scientist
Nature’s champion—overseeing, improving and protecting the quality of our natural resources.
Cybersecurity Engineer
Protect internet users from malicious cyber-attacks, hacking attempts and information breaches.
Data Curator
Organize massive amounts of data to streamline the analytics process within all IT, science and business fields.
Data Processor
Source, verify and formulate new information for organization databases.
Data Scientist
Responsible for mining large amounts of unstructured data to extract useful information.
Database Architect
Investigators and problem solvers – creating and managing large, unique electronic databases to meet business needs.
Design Engineer
Innovators and creative problem solvers who transform ideas into real world products.
DevOps Engineer
Manages operational tasks associated with programs and development.
Electrical Engineer
Design, develop, test and solve problems related to devices and systems that produce, or are powered by, electricity.
Electronics Engineer, Except Computer
Design, build and test electronic equipment and systems to continue to advance technology.
Electronics Engineering Technician
Assist engineers in the design and development of computers and other electronic equipment.
Entomologist
Knowledge of insects, how they impact our world and how we impact theirs is crucial to our ecosystem.
Environmental Engineer
Design systems to protect the environment and public health from waste and pollution.
Environmental Engineering Technician
Protect the environment and human health by implementing the plans of environmental engineers.
Environmental Scientist
Problem solvers and researchers—identifying and solving the environment’s most challenging and pressing issues.
Fermentation Scientist
Relate the microscopic fermentation process to everyday food and medicine, advocating and progressing its use.
Flavor Technologist
Combine science, chemistry and creativity to develop flavorings used in consumable products.
Food Safety Specialist
Ensure that the food we eat is safe for consumption and meets all regulatory requirements.
Food Science Technician
Provide laboratory and field support to food scientists in research, development and quality control.
Food Scientist and Technologist
The experts on what our food is made of, helping sustain our food supply in a way that makes it taste good, and good for you.
Formulation Chemist
Design and develop new agbioscience products and innovate existing products based on needs of consumers and the industry.
Full Stack Developer
Well-versed in both front end and back end development, typically working on both simultaneously.
Fungicide Chemist
Studies chemical compounds to create new or improved formulations that protect crops from fungi.
Geospatial Analytics Scientist
Master map readers—they analyze and assess geographical information and data to improve software for precision agriculture.
Horticulturist
Apply knowledge to maximize the growth and health of fruits, vegetables, flowers and other types of plants.
Hydrologist
Our go-to scientists and activists for protecting one of Earth’s most precious resources: water.
Information Security Analyst
Plan and carry out security measures that shield information and computer systems from cyber-attacks.
Information Technology Architect
Provide business solutions through the planning and design of customized information systems.
Information Technology Configurator
Focused on software function, ensuring that programs are optimized to best fit an organization’s needs.
Information Technology Project Manager
Oversee the planning, execution and team management for technology projects.
Information Technology Specialist
Apply their expertise to implement, monitor and maintain information technology systems.
Information Technology Web Designer
Combine creative layout and technical expertise to build and continuously improve websites.
Laboratory Technician
Working independently and assisting scientists by performing research, leading experiments and testing equipment maintenance.
Manufacturing Engineer
Use their prowess for efficiency and procedures to create more efficient production processes or practices.
Market Research Analyst and Marketing Specialist
Conduct research and analyze consumer, industry and sales trends to create business and market strategies.
Mechanical Engineer
Combine their knowledge of engineering, physics and math to create functional and effective systems that keep our world running.
Mechanical Engineering Technician
Make mechanical engineering systems efficient and safe for our world.
Meteorologist
Use scientific principles to understand, observe and forecast atmospheric conditions.
Microbiologist
Study tiny organisms to understand how they influence our entire world and leverage that information to make an impact.
Molecular and Cellular Biologist
Explore, examine and seek understanding of living things at their most basic level—to make new discoveries.
Nutritionist
Ensure that the food consumed by people and animals supports health, growth, reproduction and nutritional goals.
Plant Biologist
Protect our agricultural food sources and create strategies to maximize yield, so that farmers and landowners can feed the world.
Plant Geneticist
Research and study plants and crops in order to create new varieties and increase desirable traits.
Precision Agriculture Technician
Use the tech-savviness to create more and better food, for humans and our environment.
Process Engineer
Design, implement and refine industrial processes and equipment that turn raw materials into an end product.
Production Development Food Specialist
Manage the development of new food products, from concept through execution.
Quality Control Analyst
Test and ensure that raw materials, manufactured and agricultural goods meet established production standards.
Remote Sensing Technician
Use photographs to depict the Earth and help us understand how we can best utilize it.
Research Development Manager
Investigate and study trends and available data so that organizations can develop new projects, products and services.
Research Scientist
Design, collect and analyze information from controlled lab-based experiments, investigations and trials.
Robotics Technician
Use their hands-on expertise in robotic equipment to improve and transform their work—and our lives.
Scrum Master
Experts, coaches and facilitators for software development teams – ensuring all agreed upon practices and principles are followed.
Software Architect
Envision and design software applications — overseeing all development and ensuring technical standards are met.
Software Developer, Applications
Analyze the needs of businesses and consumers to design computer applications that will meet those needs.
Software Developer, Systems Software
Applying the principles of computer science and engineering to design and test operational back-end computer software systems.
Software Quality Assurance Engineer and Tester
Perform testing throughout the development process to ensure that products meet design quality and are ready for end consumers.
Soil Scientist
Explore and interpret soil characteristics to better understand earth’s land and water resources.
Solutions Architect
Design technical solutions that help organizations’ information and computer systems achieve their specific needs.
Statistician
Use mathematics to analyze and interpret data in order to draw conclusions.
Sustainability Specialist
Manage and promote sustainability initiatives at all levels of an organization.
Toxicologist
Investigate toxins, such as chemicals and radiation, and the adverse effects they can have on people and the environment.
Veterinarian
Use their holistic knowledge to treat, protect and sustain animal life for years to come.
Veterinary Technician
Exercise a combination of attention to detail and empathy to provide the best care for animals in a variety of settings.
Veterinary Pathologist
Diagnose diseases by going straight to the source—they examine animal tissues and body fluids—to help sustain animal health.
Viticulturist
Experts in the growing of grapes and apply their knowledge to produce the quantity and quality of grapes needed to make wine.
Zoologists and Wildlife Biologist
Study animals, their behavior and their relationship to their environments.