Career - Science
In the context of the biosciences, the term science is broadly used in the titling of common Bachelor degree awards including Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Applied Science, Bachelor of Medical Science, and Bachelor of Biomedical Science. Any career outcomes derived from these degrees will depend heavily on the particular subjects chosen and the amount of time and the depth of any laboratory training components (if a laboratory based career is sought). Core subjects associated with these degrees include but are not limited to biology, chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, microbiology, genetics and more. The most common career outcomes include laboratory assistants and laboratory technicians. Outside the laboratory, career outcomes may include teaching, sales, writing and illustration, though such positions are usually obtained if some formal qualifications in these areas are also held in parallel with the scientific qualifications. Graduates may also find themselves in more diverse roles including administration, planning and policy within government offices and even more niche positions within patent firms. For researcher or lecturer positions, higher degree studies (such as Honours, Masters or PhD) are usually required.