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Engineering, Technology, Data and Physical Science

Additional Career Options

The knowledge and fundamental skills gained through studies in Engineering and Science, such as logical thinking, problem solving, and strong quantitative skills, can easily transfer into many other professions.

How Can I Explore Other Career Options?

Do you have other interests you would like to combine with Engineering, Computer, Data and Physical Science? Have you always been interested in business? Are you a talented writer? Do have a passion for sustainability? Do you see yourself working for a variety of companies and clients? The links below are helpful starting points for inspiration and information as you explore options.

Exploratory Resources:

  • What Can I Do With This Major?: scroll down to “Link Academics to Careers” and click on “What Can I Do With This Major?” link
  • Career Cornerstone: comprehensive site for STEM career exploration
  • O*NET: descriptions and data on hundreds of occupations
  • Vault Career Guides: the link to create a free Vault account is located within Handshake in the Resources section

Sample Job Areas

Consulting: Sharing of expertise with organizations to help improve business performance. Areas include management, strategy, technology, finance, marketing, and more.

  • Consulting - information from our Consulting, Finance, Operations and Sales Career Community

Education and teaching: STEM majors can teach science, math, engineering, and computer science in private and public schools; with an advanced degree, at the college level.  

Entrepreneurship: Entrepreneurs are leaders, investors, and inventors who launch and run businesses, such as startups and small businesses.

Environmental health and safety: Prevention and elimination of injury and illness to employees and assisting companies in complying with health and safety laws.

  • EHScareers, Environmental, occupational health & safety careers page

Logistics, operations and supply chain: Management of productivity, quality, and efficiency.

  • APICS - Professional association for supply chain management

Patent law and intellectual property: Research and licensing of inventions and proprietary technology; settling of patent disputes.

Product management: Planning, forecasting, and marketing throughout all stages of a product’s life cycle.

Project management: Application of knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to meet large-scale project requirements and deadlines.

Regulatory affairs: Coordination and documentation of internal regulatory processes to comply with government regulations, particularly within industries such as pharmaceuticals, medical devices, energy and environmental services.

Scientific and technical writing: Creation of instruction manuals and other supporting documents to communicate complex and technical information in an understandable manner to customers, designers, and manufacturers.

Sustainability: Includes the systems and processes that contribute to the quality of the environment on a long-term basis.  

Technical sales: Preparation and delivery of technical presentations explaining products or services to current and prospective customers.

**Be sure to check out other Career Communities relating to your interests and the resources posted there!