Seven offbeat and fascinating careers
in STEM

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Think that all STEM careers involve people in white lab coats fiddling with Bunsen burners or frantically scrawling equations on paper?

Take a look at some of these 'unsung' STEM career paths.
Statistics found via Labour Market Info

Food Engineers

Food engineers are involved with the research and production of better ways to process, package and preserve food, thereby improving food quality and improving longevity. 
Average Salary

£36,920

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Top Subject to study

Chemistry

Ethical Hackers

Ethical hackers set up barriers to stop regular hackers from sabotaging organisations. They identify potential security threats and document these.
Average Salary

£48,360

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Top Subject to study

Computer Science

Zoo Engineers

Zoo Engineers study animals in their natural habitats and assess the effects of environment and industry on animals, and play a vital role in improving processes that help keep wildlife safe.
Average Salary

£43,160

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Top Subject to study

Biology

LEGO® Designers

From concepts to product designs, LEGO® designers combine the creativity of art with the STEM skills of engineering and architecture to assist LEGO® products in their journey.
Average Salary

£42,120

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Top Subject to study

Design Engineering 

Storm Trackers

Storm trackers (or Atmospheric Scientists) study the science of storms and gather
 data on severe weather conditions like hurricanes, thunderstorms and more.
Average Salary

£50,960

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Top Subject to study

Geology

Cosmetic Chemists

Cosmetic Chemists (or Scientists) are involved in the research and development of beauty and personal care products ranging from soaps, perfumes, lipstick, and many more.
Average Salary

£36,920

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Top Subject to study

Chemistry

Rollercoaster  Engineers

Roller coaster engineers form a part of the theme park design team and are involved in every aspect of designing, building and testing the rides for safety.
Average Salary

£46,280

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Top Subject to study

Civil Engineering

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