At Ascent, we fill roles in the life sciences industry every day but have you ever wondered what a life science career path entails? Here’s a rundown!

Life sciences, also known as biological sciences, is concerned with the study of living organisms, their life processes, and their interrelationships. A scientist who works in life sciences is interested in learning more about human beings, plants, and animals. Life scientists are required to conduct research either in a laboratory or in the field, and while some conduct basic investigations for the sake of understanding more about what they’re studying, others conduct rigorous research for the purpose of developing a product, treatment, or technique.

 The different types of job titles that you will find in the life science sector are (all but not limited to)…

  • Biochemist
  • Bioengineer
  • Biophysicist                                                              
  • Biologist
  • Biotechnologist
  • Botanist
  • Clinical Research Associate
  • Ecologist
  • Entomologist
  • Epidemiologist
  • Geneticist
  • Industrial Pharmacist
  • Physiologist
  • Pharmacologist
  • Pharmacist
  • Plant Scientist
  • Toxicologist
  • Nanotechnologist
  • Neuroscientist
  • Marine Biologist
  • Microbiologist
  • Zoologist

Life scientists play a vital role in the progress of society. They provide insights into a large variety of issues and contribute to the development of novel therapeutics, medical treatments, and innovative medical devices. They commit their time to improve public health, environmental preservation, animal protection, resolving issues of social justice, and so on. It is precisely for these reasons that life science draws in knowledge and job seekers from diverse backgrounds.

While most life scientists care greatly about making a positive social impact, they also love what they do. If you’re interested in pursuing a career in life sciences, please click here!