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Below are sample lists of careers and majors commonly associated with Laboratory Research. Please remember, many careers do not require a specific major; rather, employers are often more interested in the experiences you have had and the skills, interests, abilities, and strengths you have developed through these experiences that enhance your academic program. Use the links below to explore careers and majors.

If you need help organizing information, you may find the Majors Research Guide and/or Occupational Research Guide beneficial. The career coaches at the University Career Center are also available to help you explore your options. You can schedule an appointment online or by calling 785-864-3624.

Majors:

Astronomy

Atmospheric Science

Behavioral Neuroscience

Biochemistry

Biology

Biotechnology

Chemistry

Clinical Laboratory Science

Developmental Psychology

Economics

Sociology

Engineering Physics

Environmental Studies

Geography

Geology

Human Biology

Mathematics

Microbiology

Molecular Biosciences

Physics

Psychology

 

Careers:

Aerospace Technologist/Engineer

Agronomist

Air and Water Quality Manager

Analytical Chemist

Application Chemist

Astronomer

Astrophysicist

Atmospheric Researcher

Biochemist

Biomedical Engineer

Biotechnologist

Blood Bank Quality Assurance Coordinator

Blood Bank Technologist

Celestial Mechanic

Chemical Engineer

Chemical Laboratory Technician/Director

Chemical Sales Representative

Chemist

Civil Engineer

Climatologist

Clinical Laboratory Scientist/Technologist

Color Development Chemist

Computer Engineer

Computer Scientist

Conceptual Astronomer

Construction Engineer/Manager

Consultant

Control Systems Engineer

Cosmologist

Crime Scene Investigator

Cytologist

Cytotechnologist

Design and/or Development Engineer

Dietitian/Nutritionist

Earth Scientist

Electrical Systems Engineer

Environmental Geochemist

Environmental Geologist

Organic Chemist

Patent Examiner

Pathologist Assistant

Petroleum Geologist

Petrologist

Pharmaceutical Research Chemist

Pharmaceutical Sales Representative

Pharmaceutical Scientist

Pharmacologist/Toxicologist

Phlebotomy Technician

Planetary Geologist

Planetary Scientist

Professor

Program Director

Quality Assurance Director

Quality Control Manager

Quarantine Officer

Radar and Radio Astronomer

Radar Geophysicist

Research and Development Engineer

Research Scientist

Sanitarian

Satellite Data Analyst

 

Science Writer

Scientific Editor

Environmental Scientist

Field Equipment Specialist

Food & Drug Inspector

Food Chemist

Food Engineer

Forensic Science Technicians

Forensic Scientist

Geographic Information Systems Specialist

Geologist

Geophysicist

Geotechnical Engineer

Hardware Development Engineer

Histotechnician

Histotechnologist

Horticulturist

Hydrogeologist

Hydrologist

Hydrometeorologist

Immunohistochemistry Technician

Infection Control Specialist

Infrared Astronomer

Inorganic Chemist

Instrumental Designer

Instrumental Technician

Insurance Claims Investigator

Lab Technician

Laboratory Informatics Specialist

Laboratory Manager

Laboratory Technician

Mathematical Technician

Mechanical Engineer

Medical Laboratory Technician

Medical Technologist

Meteorologist

Mineralogist

Molecular Pathology Technologist

Oceanographer

Operations Manager

Optical Astronomer

Seismologist

Software Programmer

Software Systems Engineer

Soil Scientist

Special Librarian

Specialist in Blood Banking (SBB)

Statistician

Storm Specialist

Stratigrapher

Technical Consultant

Technical Editor

Technical Writer

Toxicologist

Veterinary Pathologist

Volcanologist

Wastewater Treatment Chemist

Water Purification Chemist

Water Quality Control Technician

Weather Correspondent

Weather Forecaster

Zoologist/Marine Biologist


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