Industries: Science and Technology
Be part of tomorrows innovation – explore the wonderful world of science and tech.
Solving worldwide problems right here
Nelson Tasman’s science and technology industries are diverse and exciting. While the idea of getting into science or technology can be daunting or overwhelming, it can be a gratifying career. Marine ecologists, data analysts, artificial intelligence (AI) experts to Māori business development consultants, you can specialise in a number of areas.
Solve problems, make a difference, earn a living
For a career in science or technology you will want to enjoy solving problems as well as have a natural curiosity to question the ‘why’ and be able to communicate your ideas effectively. Kick-start your journey with knowledge and interest in disciplines such as biology, chemistry or physics, or computer science. Hone your analytic skills and gain confidence in your practical skills.
You will work regular weekday hours but expect occasional evening or weekend work when required for a particular experiment or project. There can be an array of environments to work in that aren’t laboratories or a regular office. Your job might take you into glasshouses, nurseries, forests or farms, and it may also see you traveling for projects and attending conferences. In the Nelson Tasman region, there is a good chance of acquiring employment in biological industries, food research, manufacturing and health.
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Work local, connect with the world
If you are quality-focused, community-driven, or just a curious foodie, this is all you need to foster an interest in this industry. Work regular hours in the comfort of labs, offices, or factories. There are opportunities for on-the-job training programmes specific to the business. Tertiary courses in food science and technology will help get you in the door.