Potential occupations

Universities studies lead to multiple occupations. Furthermore, certain professions require talent, special aptitudes, additional skills and experience beyond degrees themselves. By targeting a profession, it can make decisions easier during your schooling, throughout your job search and, finally, when choosing among job offers. The choices can change over time based on academic, personal, and professional paths and on the knowledge of occupations and of the labour market.

In order to list your choices, visit the Job Bank Canada website and, using the National Occupational Classification (NOC) codes, view job postings, wages, employment prospects and other important information that can help you make a decision. If need be, additional and complementary information can be found via two online career exploration tools (Careercruising and Choices Planner)* also designed to facilitate your career advancement. The occupations found below are examples derived from the National Occupational Classification.

Occupations related to this program

Natural and applied science policy researchers, consultants and program officers

  • Energy policy analyst
  • Environmental lobbyist
  • Fisheries analyst
  • Natural and applied sciences consultant
  • Waste diversion consultant
  • Work site auditor

Technical occupations related to museums and art galleries

  • Museum interpreter

Technical sales specialists wholesale trade

  • Technical sales representative

Biologists and related scientists

  • Bacteriologist
  • Bioinformatician
  • Biologist
  • Botanist
  • Microbiologist
  • Molecular biologist
  • Plant anatomist
  • Protozoologist


  • Biochemist
  • Chemist
  • Pharmaceutical chemist

Meteorologists and climatologists

  • Meteorologist

Architecture and science managers

  • Scientific research department  manager
  • Scientific research director

College and other vocational instructors

  • College teacher

Physicists and astronomers

  • Aerodynamicist
  • Physicist
  • Thermal physicist

Volunteer opportunities

In addition to providing an opportunity to apply theories and knowledge learned during your university studies outside the classroom, in real world situations, volunteering is a way to help the community and its many organizations. The Community Service Learning also allows students to contribute to their community by participating in projects that are related to their program of study.

Potential employers

The following examples of employers can offer internships or employment opportunities related to students program of studies. 

  • Accenture
  • Canadian Council of Independent Laboratories
  • Canadian Intellectual Property Office
  • Gowlings
  • Industry Canada
  • National Research Council
  • Natural Resources Canada
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
  • Public Health Agency of Canada
  • Albarrie
  • Anachemia
  • Apotex
  • Brenntag
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Public Health Ontario
  • Standards Council of Canada
  • Pillar5Pharma
  • CiToxLAB
  • Novartis
  • Agrisoma Biosciences
  • Dow AgroSciences
  • PotashCorp
  • Prince Edward Island BioAlliance
  • Walker Industries

Professional organizations

Examples of professional organizations, presented by location, provide essential information on professional development opportunities and networking activities, the examples can also provide access to publications and job opportunities.

  • Canadian Association of Science Centres
  • Canadian Policy Research Networks - CPRN
  • Canadian Regional Science Association
  • Environmental Careers Organization
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science   
  • Association for Women in Science 
  • National Science Foundation 
  • National Science Teachers Association 

Date modified: 2023-07-19