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Natural and social science professionals n.e.c.

£16,640 Average salary at age 20
£43,680 Average Salary
41 Average hours per week


Jobholders in this unit group perform a variety of scientific research and related activities not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 211: Natural and Social Science Professionals.

Main Tasks

  • Plans, directs and undertakes research into natural phenomena;
  • Provides technical advisory and consulting services;
  • Designs tests and experiments to address research objective and find solutions;
  • Applies models and techniques to medical, industrial, agricultural, military and similar applications;
  • Analyses results and writes up results of tests and experiments undertaken;
  • Presents results of scientific research to sponsors, addresses conferences and publishes articles outlining the methodology and results of research undertaken;
  • Designs and develops an appropriate research methodology in order to address the research objective;
  • Compiles and analyses quantitative and qualitative data, prepares reports and presents results to summarise main findings and conclusions;
  • Advises government, private organisations and special interest groups on policy issues;
  • Writes journal articles, books, and addresses conferences, seminars and the media to reveal research findings.


Entry is most common with a degree or equivalent qualification but is possible with other academic qualifications and/or relevant experience. On-the-job training and/or support for postgraduate study may be provided. Professional qualifications are available in some areas of activity.

What Natural and social science professionals n.e.c. studied in higher education

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What Natural and social science professionals n.e.c. studied in higher education
Occupation Percentage Value
(C9) Others in biological sciences1
(L4) Social policy1
(G3) Statistics1
(L7) Human & social geography1
(B2) Pharmacology, toxicology & pharmacy2
(G1) Mathematics3
(L3) Sociology2
(A9) Others in medicine & dentistry1
(C1) Biology6
(H3) Mechanical engineering2
(F1) Chemistry7
(C8) Psychology7
(H4) Aerospace engineering1
(C5) Microbiology1
(F7) Science of aquatic & terrestrial environments1
(F6) Geology2
(F8) Physical geographical sciences2
(D4) Agriculture1
(A3) Clinical medicine7
(C7) Molecular biology, biophysics & biochemistry4
(Q3) English studies1
(H8) Chemical, process & energy engineering1
(A1) Pre-clinical medicine1
(L2) Politics3
(J5) Materials technology not otherwise specified1
(F9) Others in physical sciences1
(H1) General engineering2
(H2) Civil engineering1
(L9) Others in social studies1
(M2) Law by topic1
(B9) Others in subjects allied to medicine2
(B1) Anatomy, physiology & pathology3
(F4) Forensic & archaeological sciences1
(V5) Philosophy1
(F3) Physics5
(L1) Economics2
(B4) Nutrition1
(N1) Business studies1
(X3) Academic studies in education1
(C6) Sport & exercise science3
(V1) History by period1
(H6) Electronic & electrical engineering2
(I1) Computer science3

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4.16% Predicted growth 2022 - 2027
6558 Predicted Replacement 2022 - 2027

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