A lot of choice
An education in science and technology can lead to a number of different careers. Depending on the type of courses you take or the degree you pursue, you could find yourself qualified for a number of positions and fields, such as:
- Computer scientist
One of the great things about a career in science and technology is that it is one of the few fields that allows you to choose your level of independency. Some career paths involve a great deal of interaction with coworkers or the public (medicine, for example) while others allow you to work primarily on your own (some engineering, research and innovation fields). For those who enjoy working independently and uninterrupted, the opportunity is available to customize your career to meet your needs.
Another benefit to a career in science and technology is the amount of opportunities for creativity. If your dream job allows you to think outside of the box, problem-solve or simply create, then you might find a job in this field is the perfect place for you!
Further, if there's a specific cause you're interested in, you may be able to tailor your work to suit. If you're interested in working to save the environment, you can use your research skills to address 'green' or environmentally friendly technology. If the future of the world's oceans is your focus, marine biology is a viable option. Or, if you're concerned with the well-being of animals, you can get into veterinary science and help cure diseases and prevent abuse - there are many options that will allow you to personally invest yourself and your work in a worthwhile cause.
Another option for a science and technology student is to continue with further training and enter the educational field. There is always a great demand for teachers in this field - particularly for women, who traditionally have not been well-represented in this area.
While this career path might take more schooling (which means more time and money), many people find the ability to share their learning with others to be a rewarding experience. There are positions available at all levels, from elementary to post secondary.