Physical Sciences Career Opportunities
Many of the physical sciences are fundamental sciences; that is, all other sciences are based on these few core areas. A sound background in the physical sciences is necessary and often required by many programs, such as nursing and dental hygiene. This knowledge is also required for people interested in pursuing careers in medicine, biotechnology, engineering, environmental and fire sciences, and other fields.
A two-year associate's degree is available for environmental sciences. Program graduates may earn starting salaries upward of $15 per hour. Wages in other areas vary according to the field of interest, but starting salaries can range from $30,000 to $55,000 per year in areas such as biotechnology and engineering.