Natural Sciences Managers

General Information

Description

Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, and research and development in these fields.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit44.70%
  2. Private, not for profit23.50%
  3. State and local government20.79%
  4. Federal government7.73%
  5. Self-employed3.27%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Job Outlook

Employment of natural sciences managers is projected to grow 6 percent from 2020 to 2030, about as fast as the average for all occupations. About 6,000 openings for natural sciences managers are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$137,940

State-by-state Salary

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$188,240
$49,750
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Bachelor's degree 35%
  • Post-doctoral training 26%
  • Master's degree 15%
  • Doctoral degree 13%
  • Associate's degree 7%
  • Post baccalaureate 2%
  • High school 0%
  • Some college 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%
  • Post-secondary certificate 0%

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Knowledge

  • Biology
  • Clerical
  • English Language
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Mathematics

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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