• Natural Sciences Managers
  • Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 148,040
    $89,640 range bar $298,260
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Fast Growing
  • Natural sciences managers supervise scientists, including chemists, physicists, and biologists. They direct research and development activities, and coordinate activities like testing, quality control, and production.

What do they typically do

  • Make sure that laboratories are stocked with equipment and supplies
  • Work with top executives to develop goals and strategies for research and development
  • Establish and follow administrative procedures, policies, and standards
  • Review the methods used in their staff's work and the accuracy of that work
  • Provide technical assistance to scientists, technicians, and support staff
  • Hire, supervise, and evaluate scientists, technicians, and other staff members
  • Monitor the projects' progress, review research, and draft reports
  • Make budgets for projects and programs by determining staffing, training, and equipment needs

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth +1.0%
Job Opening 314

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Education & Training

  • Education

    Most require a graduate degree like a master's, Ph.D., M.D., or law degree.
    Associated Programs or Majors
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