Inspired by the YEARS series? Thinking about your future? You have the power to make a difference today and in the future. Check out these careers that allow you to address the issues presented in the series.
Actuaries analyze the financial costs of risk and uncertainty. They use mathematics, statistics, and financial theory to assess the risk that an event will occur and they help businesses and clients develop policies that minimize the cost of that risk
Computer and information research scientists invent and design new approaches to computing technology and find innovative uses for existing technology. They study and solve complex problems in computing for business, science, medicine, and other fields.
Chemists study substances at the atomic and molecular levels and the ways in which substances react with each other. They use their knowledge to develop new and improved products, to better understand earth systems, and to test the quality of manufactured goods.
Atmospheric scientists study the weather and climate and how it affects human activity and the earth in general. They may develop forecasts, collect and compile data from the field, assist in the development of new data collection instruments, or advise clients on risks or opportunities caused by weather events and climate change.
Emergency managers prepare plans and procedures for responding to natural disasters or other emergencies. They also lead the response during and after emergencies, often coordinating with fire and law enforcement officials, elected officials, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies.
Reporters, correspondents, and broadcast news analysts inform the public about news and events happening internationally, nationally, and locally. They report the news for newspapers, magazines, websites, television, and radio.