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Occupation Title: Natural Sciences Managers

Description: Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, and research and development in these fields

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 11-9121

Sample Job Titles: Environmental Program Manager, Fisheries Director, Health Sciences Manager, Laboratory Manager, Natural Science Manager, Research and Development Director, Research Manager, Senior Investigator, Senior Scientist, Water Team Leader

Salary Chart Natural Sciences Managers

Estimated Total Employment*
2010: 45,920
2011: 47,510
2012: 48,560
2013: 51,900
2014: 53,290

Data Source:
Bureau of Labor Statistics

Projected Job Openings (2012-2022): 13,700
Projected Growth (2012-2022): 3-7%

(total 10 year projection, not annual)

Data Source:
O*NET Online

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics program does not include self-employed workers in employment estimates. O*NET and other BLS programs do include self-employed workers.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. REC-0439914 and DRL-0910041 (Enhancing Departments and Graduate Education in Geography).

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