Careers in life and physical sciences encompass a wide range of disciplines — including biology, chemistry, physics, geology, environmental science, and genetics — where professionals conduct experiments, collect data, analyze findings, and contribute to scientific advancements and discoveries that enhance our knowledge of living organisms, natural processes, and the physical universe.

These careers often involve working in research laboratories, academic institutions, government agencies, pharmaceutical companies, or healthcare settings, where scientists and researchers address challenges, develop new technologies, and improve human health and the environment.

Pictured above: Megan Mooney ’23 conducts biological research, and finds her career path taking a new direction.

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