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Physical Scientists

Physical scientists study relationships between matter, energy and other physical phenomena, the nature, composition and structure of the Earth and other planetary bodies and forecast weather conditions and electrical, magnetic, seismic and thermal activity.

More about this Career

Average Salary

£39021

New workers start around £24204. Normal pay is £39021 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £68798.

Jobs

685

Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full and part-time jobs.

Daily Tasks

  • Applies mathematical models and techniques to assist in the solution of scientific problems in industry and commerce and seeks out new applications of mathematical analysis.
  • Observes, records and collates data on atmospheric conditions from weather stations, satellites, and observation vessels to plot and forecast weather conditions.
  • Uses surveys, seismology and other methods to determine the earth.
  • Conducts experiments and tests and uses mathematical models and theories to investigate the structure and properties of matter, transformations and propagations of energy, the behaviour of particles and their interaction with various forms of energy.

Skills Employers are looking for

Soft Skills

Soft skills are non-technical skills that include how you interact with colleagues, solve problems, and manage your work

  • Science

    97

  • Mathematics

    97

  • Critical Thinking

    92

  • Reading Comprehension

    92

  • Active Learning

    92

  • Writing

    86

  • Active Listening

    78

  • Speaking

    75

  • Monitoring

    75

  • Learning Strategies

    67

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