10 Cool Science Jobs In Government Service

Here are 10 cool government science jobs that many people don’t even know exist, but are crucial to the safety of all Americans. The AFT is proud to represent many of these incredibly smart and dedicated professionals.

1. Professional Chemist

Develop and enhance the country’s capacity to respond to acts of chemical terrorism and disasters.

2. Water Quality Chemist

Analyze treated and untreated domestic water supplies to ensure water is safe for communities.

3. Research Biologist

Design research projects related to chemotherapy strategies that help veterans.

4. Fish Biologist

Improve trout habitat and populations, review aquatic farming operations, and track and monitor wildlife harvests.

5. Forensic Scientist

Perform complex analysis of evidence, such as latent fingerprints, electronic/digital imaging, firearms, ballistics, toolmarks and imprints, and investigate electronic criminal activity.

6. Rescue and Rehab Biologist

Respond to stranded mammals along the coasts, assess the health of animals in the field and in rehab facilities, and provide medical care to animals.

7. Natural Resource Biologist

Coordinate and implement programs to provide long-term viability for fish and wildlife populations.

8. Hydrogeologist

Work on ground water safety, and identify and analyze sources of pollution or environmental contaminants to determine potential impact to the community.

9. Environmental Scientist

Identify and solve problems related to water conservation, water recycling, illegal discharge of waste, wetland restoration, timber harvesting and water evaluation.

10. Toxicologist/Criminalist

Provide technical assistance at crime scenes and autopsy examinations; test firearms; and operate, calibrate and perform maintenance on breath alcohol testing instruments.

Americans need professional scientists who work for all citizens, to support and sustain the American Dream.

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