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Biologist

Biologists study living things, like animals and plants, to get a better understanding of how they work. Their purpose is usually to find treatment of diseases such as cancer or sustaining the natural environment.

Salary = £14,000 to £70,000 a year

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Biochemist

Biochemists look at the chemical processes that take place inside all living things including animals, bacteria and viruses. They play a key role in developing new medicines.

Salary = £25,000 to £42,000 a year

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Microbiologist

Microbiologists study microorganisms like bacteria, viruses, fungi and algae. Studying bad microorganisms helps prevent disease or environmental damage. Good microorganisms can be used to improve agriculture or the environment.

Salary = £26,000 to £99,000 a year

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Biophysicist

Biophysicists learn about organisms using biology and physics. They study how organisms get food, communicate, sense the environment and reproduce at a molecular level.

Salary = £14,000 to £70,000 a year

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Analytical Chemist

Analytical Chemists investigate the chemical nature of substances. The way some substances behave, such as materials for a car engine or a medical treatment, needs to be known in different conditions including temperatures, pressures, pH.

Salary = £29,000 to £60,000 a year

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Chemist

Chemists study chemicals and materials and how they behave under different conditions. They create new compounds that are useful in many aspects of human life.

Salary = £18,000 to £50,000 a year

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Physicist

Physicists study the natural universe and look at why objects exist and behave as they do. Their study is from sub-atomic particles to the Universe as a whole.

Salary = £14,000 to £70,000 a year

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Medical Physicist

A Medical Physicist specialises in healthcare science, also called clinical science. They use a variety of techniques such as x-ray, radiotherapy and lasers to diagnose and treat patients.

Salary = £25,000 to £99,500 a year

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Astrophysicist

Astrophysicists studies the laws of physics and chemistry to explain the birth, life and death of stars, planets, galaxies and other objects in space.

Salary = £25,000 to £70,000 a year

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Mathematician

Mathematicians develop new theories or use mathematic techniques to solve practical problems in businesses, government, engineering and science. Because mathematics is the foundation on which all the other STEM subjects are built, they can work with many other people helping many different projects.

Salary = £25,000 to £200,000 a year

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Bioinformatician

A Bioinformatician uses computer science to solve biology problems. They analyse information from large DNA or protein data sets, usually to help develop understanding and treatments for disease.

Salary = £26,000 to £135,000 a year

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Computer Scientist

Computer scientists use technology to solve problems and develop new products. They write software so computers can do new things or complete tasks more efficiently and they create applications for mobiles and websites.

Salary = £20,000 to £110,000 a year

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Mechanical Engineer

Mechanical engineers develop and design the parts and machines used in manufacturing, construction, water, power, health and transport.

Salary = £22,000 to £55,000 a year

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Chemical Engineer

Chemical engineers develop and design chemical manufacturing processes. Using chemistry, biology, physics and maths they solve problems that use chemicals for fuel, drugs, food and many other products.

Salary = £29,000 to £60,000 a year

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Electrical Engineer

An Electrical Engineer designs, builds and maintains electrical systems, machinery and equipment. They work with small pocket devices to large supercomputers.

Salary = £21,000 to £45,000 a year

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Civil Engineer

Civil engineers design and manage construction projects, from bridges and buildings to transport links and sports stadiums.

Salary = £24,000 to £80,000 a year

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Clinical Engineer

Clinical engineers design, develop and maintain equipment for diagnosing illness and treating patients.

Salary = £22,000 to £41,000 a year

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Food Scientist

Food scientists use chemistry and biology to study the basic elements of food. They analyse the nutritional content of food, discover new food sources and develop new food and drink products, making sure they are safe to consume.

Salary = £20,000 to £45,000 a year

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Science Communicator

Science communicators present science topics to non-experts. They either explain concepts to young people and the public or are involved in gathering information to inform politicians.

Salary = £18,000 to £50,000 a year

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