Natural and Social Science Professionals

Job holders in this unit group perform a variety of scientific research and related activities.


New workers
£ 23,936
£ 38,249
£ 64,523

Available jobs

In the past year there were 20,968 vacancies for this type of job

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Writes journal articles, books, and addresses conferences, seminars and the media to reveal research findings.

  • Advises government, private organisations and special interest groups on policy issues.

  • Compiles and analyses quantitative and qualitative data, prepares reports and presents results to summarise main findings and conclusions.

  • Designs and develops an appropriate research methodology in order to address the research objective.

  • Presents results of scientific research to sponsors, addresses conferences and publishes articles outlining the methodology and results of research undertaken.

  • Analyses results and writes up results of tests and experiments undertaken.

  • Applies models and techniques to medical, industrial, agricultural, military and similar applications.

  • Designs tests and experiments to address research objective and find solutions.

  • Provides technical advisory and consulting services.

  • Plans, directs and undertakes research into natural phenomena.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Project Management

  • Ecology

  • Environmental Consulting

  • Environmental Resource Management

  • Environmental Science

  • Environmental Impact Assessments

  • Environmental Laws

  • Auditing

  • Risk Analysis

  • Business Development

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Management

  • Communication

  • Planning

  • Report Writing

  • Investigation

  • Mentorship

  • Coordinating

  • Research

  • Verbal Communication Skills

  • Self-Motivation

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.