10. Forensic Scientist
Forensic scientists study the evidence collected at crime scenes and analyze it to link it to a suspect. They also work closely with law enforcement and legal prosecutors to secure evidence and provide expert testimony at legal trials.
STEM Type: Investigator
Median Salary: $56,750
Education Required: A bachelor’s degree in chemistry, biology, or forensic science must be earned for this career.
Recommended High School Classes: Students wanting to become forensic scientists should study chemistry and biology in high school.
These are just 10 of the many types of scientists to choose from and you should explore many fields to apply your interest in science. Just think, someday you could tell your friends, “Yes, I really am a rocket scientist!” (because yes, that’s a real type of scientist, too!).