Interested in science, but not in the typical areas? A lot of students don't
intend to become doctors, nurses, or step into any of the other occupations
typically associated with upper level sciences, but want to make a career in
some kind of science nonetheless. If you are one of these people, you are probably
already aware of the many options worldwide open to you in your pursuit of a
meaningful science career.
Canada's upper education system has no shortage when it comes to interesting
science programs open for students to take. Whether we are talking degree programs
that set you up in a computer career (so that you can start your own successful
lead generation company!) or those that study what happens in space, there are
programs in Canada to meet the interests of any scientist. Let's take
a look at a few interesting ones below.
Bachelor of Natural Resource Science
A lot of Canada's economy, particularly that outside of the three major
cities, depends on the use and processing of natural resources. It stands to
reason, then, that many of the universities in the nation would offer a program
that trains students for a career in natural resource use and stewardship.
One of the best things about this degree program is that it can lead to any
number of different and rewarding careers. You may find yourself studying water
treatment chemicals in class and five years later applying that knowledge to
range management, oil sands cleanup, or within the mining industry.
Looking for field research opportunities? Careers grounded in a BNRS program
can help you there as well. Whether we are talking about discovering the most
efficient growers supplies for alfalfa farmers or the best way to raise healthy
beef, the research opportunities know no bounds.
This program is great for those who want to pursue a career in sciences and
out of doors. For the hands on, inquisitive scientific type who loves the natural
world, it's one of the best programs there is. In addition, it helps to
open a lot of doors when you start looking for a career!
Several of Canada's big universities, including the ones located in the
nation's largest cities, offer intriguing opportunities for those who
have a penchant for the world of physics.
A great example is the TRIUMF project offered through UBC. Be warned, this
program is only open to the brightest students, so you will have to be focused
in this direction from the get go. Once you are in, though, it's a world
of particle accelerators that few will get to see. From phase stability to the
effects of test weights on storage rings, discoveries in this program take place
in leaps and bounds. There are just not many opportunities like this anywhere
in the world!
Those are just two of the exciting opportunities available in Canada to students
who love science. No matter if you are interested in how things work, such as
the matter of the universe to ecosystems, or in making things work yourself, there is something in the country to suit