"As we study the natural world that God Created, we can see God’s Power, His invisible attributes and His nature.”
Cars that drive themselves, bolder video games, better medicines, preserving the environment – technologies move forward every day. Without the work of scientists, engineers and other skilled workers most new products, innovations and discoveries would never be developed. Scientists study the natural world and try to deepen our understanding of how it works. They mostly concentrate in three areas: life, physics or social science. Engineers use creativity combined with science and math to design and build things like bridges, iPods, buildings and water filtration systems to improve the way we communicate, work, live, travel, maintain our health and enjoy our free time.
Why take science?
- Science is hands on learning that is fun!
- The growing demand across all industries for new products and innovations is fueling the demand for workers with a background in science and engineering. The number of new jobs related to these fields is growing at twice the rate as any other field.
- The average annual income in a science ($67,470) or engineering job is ($77,880) is much higher than compared to the average annual income for all workers ($43,460).
- Almost a third of the work force in these areas is over the age of 55. That means that there will be a talent gap when these workers begin to retire in the next few years.
(all stats were taken from data the Kelly Outsourcing and Consulting Group collected in 2011)
How many Science credits do you need?
- 2 plus a 3rd Science or Technology credit as a minimum. Check to see how many and which Science credits are needed based on the post-secondary program you might chose. Some post-secondary programs require a student take two of the three senior science courses (biology, chemistry and physics) and others require them to take all three.