Many students do not picture themselves in science-related careers primarily because they are not informed about the opportunities available and the secondary and post-secondary education required for those jobs. To most students, people in science careers include physicians, nurses, scientists (whatever that means), engineers and possibly chemists. A few students are aware of additional career choices in geology and astronomy. The science careers most talked about are related to nature and wildlife, but students are not certain what is involved in these occupations. Vast numbers of jobs are, or soon will be, available in the fields of science and technology, and many of these jobs will lack trained personnel.
Iowa Science Teachers Journal
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"Science Career Day: A Recruitment Strategy for High School Students,"
Iowa Science Teachers Journal: Vol. 27
, Article 3.
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