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4/18/06 7:35 PM
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HULC
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I'm looking to start a degree sometime in the near future, and am undecided about whether to go for natural science, or history. What i'm asking, is what sort of jobs open up for someone with a degree in natural science? I can't say it's a degree that figures prominently in most career plans i hear.
4/24/06 3:56 AM
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5/23/06 6:10 AM
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Natural science sounds like just about everything. Are you talking about something specific like biology, chemistry, physics, forestry, or geology?
5/24/06 7:24 AM
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My blanket advice is... when in doubt, lean toward the sciences.
7/6/06 10:40 AM
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Kona Silat
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Biology is a good degree. At once I considered Marine Biology.
10/5/06 7:28 PM
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Kona Silat
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Biology and Chemistry is also useful.
10/19/06 1:36 PM
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I think most people in the sciences continue their education beyond the Baccalaureate level, because there aren't many good jobs at that level, just lab techs and whatnot.
10/25/06 5:30 PM
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http://www.nres.uiuc.edu/ look at the careers link
10/27/06 6:44 PM
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how hard is chemistry and physics??? i was thinking of taking organic chem.
12/11/06 7:15 PM
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Take a couple classes in environmental science or health and safety. All manufacturing companies have an Environment Health and Safety department. Small shops with a couple hundred people have 1 person. Auto mfg.s with 5000 employees have a staff of 10 people working EHS with a "specialist" in each area (air, water, solid waste, health & hygene, safety etc.) and a couple generalist that are science people that couldn't find a job in anything else.
12/11/06 7:18 PM
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Also easy to get certifications in the different EHS areas. A B.A. in history is maybe a law undergrad or a clerk. Have you seen the movie Clerks II.
1/13/07 10:45 AM
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chemical engineers are quite well paid you'll work for it, no doubt

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