Alabama Department of Labor

Labor Market Information Division
SOC: 11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, and research and development in these fields. Exclude "Engineering Managers" (11-9041) and "Computer and Information Systems Managers" (11-3021).
Education: Most of these occupations require graduate school. For example, they may require a master's degree, and some require a Ph.D., M.D., or J.D. (law degree).
OJT: Employees may need some on-the-job training, but most of these occupations assume that the person will already have the required skills, knowledge, work-related experience, and/or training.
Tasks: Confer with scientists, engineers, regulators, or others to plan or review projects or to provide technical assistance. Develop client relationships and communicate with clients to explain proposals, present research findings, establish specifications, or discuss project status. Plan or direct research, development, or production activities. Prepare project proposals. Design or coordinate successive phases of problem analysis, solution proposals, or testing. Review project activities and prepare and review research, testing, or operational reports. Hire, supervise, or evaluate engineers, technicians, researchers, or other staff. Determine scientific or technical goals within broad outlines provided by top management and make detailed plans to accomplish these goals. Develop or implement policies, standards, or procedures for the architectural, scientific, or technical work performed to ensure regulatory compliance or operations enhancement. Develop innovative technology or train staff for its implementation.
License: License not required.
Outlook: Satisfactory
Alabama Employment Outlook
Alabama Wage Data
Hourly Wage   Annual Wage
Entry $42.58   Entry $88,562.00
Mean $55.45   Mean $115,330.00
Experience $61.89 Experience $128,719.00

The data is based on the May 2017 Occupation Employment Survey employment and wage estimate file. The wages have been aged using the most current ECI factors reflecting wages as of June 2018.

Alabama Projections
Estimated Employment 2016Projected Employment 2026Annual Average OpeningsAnnual Growth Rate
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11-9121.00 Natural Sciences Managers