35 careers found


Actuaries evaluate risk and opportunity, applying mathematical, statistical, economic and financial analyses to a wide range of business problems.

Agricultural Scientist

Agricultural scientists study commercial plants, animals and cultivation techniques to improve the productivity and sustainability of farms and agricultural industries.

Specialisations: Agricultural Adviser Agricultural Biotechnologist Agricultural Entomologist Agricultural Microbiologist Agronomist Animal Scientist Crop Physiologist Horticultural Scientist Soil Scientist

Agricultural Technical Officer

Agricultural technical officers provide complex technical support and advise on aspects of agriculture such as research, production, servicing and marketing.

Specialisations: Artificial Insemination Technical Officer Horticultural Technical Officer Poultry Technical Officer


Sampler testers assist engineers, technical officers and other laboratory staff by collecting and preparing samples, carrying out experiments, making measurements with scientific equipment, recording results and presenting results for critical analysis. Sampler/Testers carry out basic sampling and testing, record and present results and clean, maintain and set up equipment for use in experiments. They play an important role in manufacturing quality control.

Specialisations: Air Sampler/Tester Construction Materials Sampler/Tester Environmental Field Assistant (Sample Testing) Field Assistant (Sample Testing) Food Manufacturing Sampler/Testers Manufacturing Sampler/Tester Milk Tanker Sampler/Driver

Intelligence Analyst

Intelligence analysts evaluate information from a variety of classified and unclassified sources. This information is often incomplete, contradictory and can vary widely in terms of reliability. Depending on their background and qualifications, an intelligence analyst may examine a diverse set of countries, issues (such as terrorism) and cultures.

Specialisations: Australian Geospatial-Intelligence Organisation (AGO) Intelligence Analyst Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) Intelligence Analyst Defence Intelligence Organisation (DIO) Intelligence Analyst


Chemists study the physical and chemical properties of materials to determine their composition. They use this information to develop new materials and products, to devise more efficient processes for making materials and to increase scientific knowledge. Chemists should not be confused with pharmacists (see separate entry for Pharmacist).

Specialisations: Analytical Chemist Environmental Chemist Geochemist Industrial/Production Chemist Organic Chemist Physical Chemist Research Chemist


Toxicologists study the harmful effects of chemical, physical and biological agents on living organisms by detecting and examining the symptoms, mechanisms and treatments of poisoning (especially the poisoning of people). They also determine safe or acceptable levels of exposure to particular agents.

Specialisations: Analytical Toxicologist Clinical Toxicologist Environmental Toxicologist/Ecotoxicologist Forensic Toxicologist Occupational Toxicologist Regulatory Toxicologist

Life Scientist

Life scientists examine the anatomy, physiology and biochemistry of humans, animals, plants and other living organisms to better understand how living organisms function and interact with each other and the environment.

Specialisations: Biological Scientist Marine Scientist


Mathematicians apply and develop mathematical principles to solve problems in all areas of the sciences, technology, social sciences, business, industry and commerce.

Specialisations: Applied Mathematician Mathematical Analyst Mathematical Modeller Pure Mathematician Scientific Programmer


Statisticians design and apply statistical techniques for creating, collecting and analysing data to draw conclusions, inform decision-making and direct policy within areas such as science, technology, medicine, education, business, finance and government.

Specialisations: Applied Statistician Biostatistician Epidemiologist Mathematical Statistician

Aquaculture Technician

Aquaculture technicians are involved in freshwater and marine farming and hatchery management, as well as research into farmed species. They can be involved in equipment design, site development and research, and the harvesting, processing and shipment of products.


Astronomers study planets, stars, galaxies and other objects in the observable universe and use this information for theoretical and practical purposes.