Research Scientist

Average Salary
Degree Requirements
Master's Degree

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.

Also known as: Research Manager, Scientist, Research and Development Director (R&D Director), Research Center Partner
Learning Strategies
Operations Analysis
Quality Control Analysis
Systems Analysis
Systems Evaluation
Formulate hypotheses and determine research objectives
Plan and conduct experiments
Collect and analyze data
Create research proposals and develop research programs
Carry out field work, such as collecting samples
Apply for grants to secure funding
Collaborate cross-functionally
Report and present findings to a variety of audiences
Meet Diego
Research Scientist
United Animal Health
"My purpose is to help feed the world and help do that with less. We have only a limited amount of resources left so you have to figure out how to make more using less. I think that's what drives me every day."
B.S. Agriculture, M.S. and Ph.D. Animal Science

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