These fun and informative websites help you to learn about career and study options in science.
14 August 2006 | Updated 26 October 2011
Thinking about a career in science but can't pin point which field is most suited to you? Want to find out about the paths other scientists have taken? Below are some careers websites that you might find useful.
Let us know if you have any other favourites that aren't on this list.
Careers in Science [external link]
Find out all about careers in science-related areas – read profiles of scientists, learn about science employers and download lesson plans for use in the classroom.
Smartmoves [external link]
This site from Questacon’s Smartmoves program has a heap of information about different areas of science and the types of careers and study you can do. Also find out about inviting the Smartmoves team to your school, or join in competitions and the Invention Convention.
Graduate Careers Australia [external link]
Read profiles and information about a range of different career and study areas, from criminology to linguistics. It’s particularly useful for students thinking about university choices.
Girls go tech [external link]
This site from the USA has heaps of links and information about why a career in science is a great idea for girls! Read about women scientists, find some internet resources or play interactive online games.
The Source [external link]
A one-stop-shop youth information service, developed by the Australian Government Department of Employment, Education, Training and Youth Affairs. It provides information on job vacancies and careers as well as education, health and entertainment.
My Future [external link]
My Future is another site from Australian, state and territory governments. It will help you decide what career might be right for you, and provides information about job hunting, writing a resume and performing well at job interviews.
The Job Guide [external link]
Search a collection of just about every job around, with information to help you decide if the job might suit you and what kind of training or education you need to get there.
Read about some of the amazing people who have appeared on the SCOPE TV show with Dr Rob. Their jobs range from forensic palynologist to skateboard designer, but all involve science or technology in some form.
For more fun and educational science, join CSIRO's Double Helix Science Club.