Natural Sciences Managers

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Chemical Process Exploration Manager, Environmental Program Manager, Natural Sciences Manager, Research and Development Director (R and D Director)

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Aerospace and Operational Physiologist; Biomedical Laboratory, Environmental and Industrial Hygiene Chemistry; Chemist/Nuclear Chemist, Airlift; Chemist/Nuclear Chemist, Helicopter or EWO; Operations Research Analyst; Operations Research Analyst, Fighter; Operations Research Analyst, Trainer; Physicist/Nuclear Engineer, Fighter; Physicist/Nuclear Engineer, Special Operations; Weather Helper
Biochemistry; Clinical Laboratory; Microbiology; Nuclear and Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD); Operations Research/Systems Analysis; Research and Engineering; Test and Evaluation; Trained Operations Research/System Analysis (ORSA)
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Meteorology and Oceanography (METOC) Officer
Biochemist; CWO - Oceanography Warrant Officer; Liaison Officer, Naval Research and Development; Microbiologist; Naval Sciences Research Coordinator/Administrator; Physiologist; RL - Naval Reactors Engineer; Scientific and Technical Intelligence Officer; Staff Special Projects Operations Officer; Undersea Warfare Research Officer (Antisubmarine)
Chemist/Nuclear Chemist; Chemist/Nuclear Chemist, C2ISREW; Chemist/Nuclear Chemist, Nuclear; Chemist/Nuclear Chemist, Trainer; Operations Research Analyst, Bomber; Operations Research Analyst, Helicopter or EWO; Operations Research Analyst, Trainer; Physicist/Nuclear Engineer, Bomber; Physicist/Nuclear Engineer, Helicopter or EWO; Physicist/Nuclear Engineer, Tanker
What they do:
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, and research and development in these fields.
On the job, you would:
  • Hire, supervise, or evaluate engineers, technicians, researchers, or other staff.
  • Design or coordinate successive phases of problem analysis, solution proposals, or testing.
  • Plan or direct research, development, or production activities.


Math and Science

  • biology
  • chemistry

Arts and Humanities

  • English language


  • management
  • administrative services

Engineering and Technology

  • computers and electronics


Basic Skills

  • using scientific rules and strategies to solve problems
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements

Problem Solving

  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

People and Technology Systems

  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it



  • read and understand what is written
  • communicate by speaking

Ideas and Logic

  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • order or arrange things


  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide


People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.

They do well at jobs that need:

  • Integrity
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Persistence
  • Cooperation
  • Initiative


You might use software like this on the job:

Analytical or scientific software

  • IBM SPSS Statistics Hot Technology
  • The MathWorks MATLAB Hot Technology

Presentation software

  • Microsoft PowerPoint Hot Technology In Demand

Spreadsheet software

  • IBM Lotus 1-2-3
  • Microsoft Excel Hot Technology In Demand


Education: (rated 5 of 5)
bachelor's degree or
post-doctoral training
usually needed

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