People who enjoy science, and love talking to people about it. You can work in many environments from museums to land and seascapes and specialize in many fields. Give planetarium shows, present on tall ships like at Inland Seas Education Association, or give lectures at nature preserves. If you have strong communication skills and are interested in science education, learn more about this career!

Make a Difference

A Typical Day

  • Prepare for and present science content to groups of people from all ages.
  • Read published papers in the field of your specialization to keep up to date on science discoveries.
  • Think of new ways to present material in ways that others can understand.
  • Answer questions that people may have about the field you're knowledgeable about.
  • Work with others to reach out to the public and encourage science literacy.

Recommended Credentials

Bachelor of Science or equivalent work experience

Education & Training

Regional employers often hire graduates of these programs.


Northwest Lower Michigan


Start your educational journey by taking classes at Northwestern Michigan College.
Science & Math programs, broadly, or Freshwater Studies
— Northwestern Michigan College

Elsewhere in Michigan


Explore This Career

Try it before you buy it!

Choose a field, study a little bit about it, then ask some close friends or family members if they'd like to learn about it, and teach them about what you learned! 

Visit local science education centers and ask about volunteer opportunities. Help teach the public about natural science. For example, here is a page about how to volunteer at Grass River Natural Area.

Take science and communication classes like Biology and Public Speaking at your local community college to explore your interests and aptitude.

The Local Advantage Learning Pathway

Pathway 1

Take advanced science classes like AP Biology or Physics to see if you have an aptitude for science and get college credit. Get a head start on becoming an expert in a field of your choice.

Pathway 2

Pursue an associate degree in a science program at Northwestern Michigan College.

They offer a wide variety of programs from Environmental Science to Plant Science.

Pathway 3

Create your own educational journey. Design your degree or work experience based on what field you want to work in. Find your passion and help to spark scientific curiosity in your community!


Sample Employers in Our Region

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Contact one of these companies and ask for an informational interview, to see if you can job shadow, or to find out if they hire interns.


Sample Job Titles...

  • Science Communicator
  • Science Educator
  • Science Writer
  • Outreach Manager
  • Social Media Coordinator
  • Communication Associate

Hear It From The Pros

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