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Other Natural and Physical Science Professionals includes occupations such as Conservators, Metallurgists, Meteorologists and Physicists.
Plans and organises the conservation of materials and objects in libraries, archives, museums, art galleries and other institutions.
Specialisations: Veterinary Parasitologist, Veterinary Pathologist
Researches, develops, controls and provides advice on processes used in extracting metals from their ores, and processes used for casting, alloying, heat treating or welding refined metals, alloys and other materials to produce commercial metal products or develop new alloys and processes. Registration or licensing may be required.
Specialisations: Art Conservator
Studies the physics and dynamics of the atmosphere to increase understanding of weather and climate, and to forecast changes in the weather and long-term climatic trends.
Specialisations: Hydrometallurgical Engineer, Metallographer, Pyrometallurgical Engineer, Radiological Metallurgist
Studies matter, space, time, energy, forces and fields and the interrelationship between these physical phenomena to further understanding of the laws governing the behaviour of the universe, and seeks to apply these laws to solve practical problems and discover new information about the earth and the universe.
Specialisations: Climatologist, Weather Forecaster
Assesses, plans and implements exercise programs for preventing and managing chronic diseases and injuries, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, depression, cancer and arthritis, and assists in restoring optimal physical function, health and wellness.
Specialisations: Astronomer, Medical Physicist
Includes Materials Scientist, Metrologist, Polymer Scientist, Respiratory Scientist, Sleep Scientist
Earnings are for full-time workers before tax, excluding superannuation. Earnings are a guide only and can vary greatly.
Likely change in the number of jobs over the next 5 years, based on the Department of Employment projections.
Skill Level is the education or training usually needed to do well in this job. Relevant experience is sometimes viewed just as highly.
Employment Size is the number of people who work in this job in Australia.
An above average unemployment rate shows people who do this job are more likely to be out of work than people who do other jobs.
Full-time workers usually work 35 hours or more a week (in all their jobs combined).
This is a small occupation employing 8600 workers. Over the past 5 years the number of jobs has fallen slightly.Little change in the number of jobs is expected in the future. New jobs and turnover from workers leaving may create up to 5,000 job openings over the 5 years to 2020.
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A Bachelor Degree or higher is usually needed and most workers have a university degree. Sometimes relevant experience or on-the-job training is also needed. Conservators may not need a formal qualification if they have at least 5 years of relevant experience. Registration or licensing may be required.
If you are interested in this style of work, there are a wide range of training options available that could lead to this or a similar job. The pathway that is right for you will depend on your skills and interests.
It is a good idea to speak to industry bodies, employers, and workers to learn more about the skills and qualifications you will need.
Employers look for Other Natural and Physical Science Professionals who can communicate clearly, work well in a team and have strong interpersonal skills.
The topics, subjects, or knowledge areas workers rate as most important are shown below.
Physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.
Use engineering science and technology to design and produce goods and services.
Chemical composition, structure, and properties. How chemicals are made, used, mixed, and can change. Danger signs and disposal methods.
Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.
English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
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Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.
The work activities workers rate as most important are shown below.
Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.
Looking at, working with, and understanding data or information.
Keeping up-to-date with technology and new ideas.
Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
Using your own ideas to developing, designing, or creating something new.