Natural Sciences Managers

Occupation Information table
Overview: Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, and research and development in these fields.
Duties: Confer with scientists, engineers, regulators, or others to plan or review projects or to provide technical assistance. Develop client relationships and communicate with clients to explain proposals, present research findings, establish specifications, or discuss project status. Plan or direct research, development, or production activities. Review project activities and prepare and review research, testing, or operational reports. Determine scientific or technical goals within broad outlines provided by top management and make detailed plans to accomplish these goals. Develop or implement policies, standards, or procedures for the architectural, scientific, or technical work performed to ensure regulatory compliance or operations enhancement. Hire, supervise, or evaluate engineers, technicians, researchers, or other staff.
Degree(s): A.S. Engineering Science 
Job Outlook: Employment of natural sciences managers is projected to grow 5 percent from 2019 to 2029, faster than the average for all occupations. Employment growth should be affected by many of the same factors that affect employment growth for the scientists whom these managers supervise.
Starting Salary: The median annual wage for natural sciences managers was $129,100 in May 2019.
Education Level: Typically, a Bachelor’s Degree from a 4-year college (some are 5 years) is required to be considered for this occupation.

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Understanding acquiring positions in this field may be enhanced through continuing academic study (i.e. earning a baccalaureate or a master's degree) and/or work experience in the field, Queensborough Community College has established transfer agreements with other institutions for students who wish to further pursue their educational goals. Students are highly encouraged to meet with one of our Career Services to fully understand the opportunities available through study in their degree program.