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Physical Scientists

Physical scientists study relationships between matter, energy and other physical phenomena, the nature, composition and structure of the Earth and other planetary bodies and forecast weather conditions and electrical, magnetic, seismic and thermal activity.

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About this Career

£34,599

Average salary

New workers start around £21,461.43. Normal pay is £34,599 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £61,002.64.

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Annual Openings

Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons in Cornwall, and do<br /> not distinguish between full and part-time jobs.

Daily Tasks

  • Applies mathematical models and techniques to assist in the solution of scientific problems in industry and commerce and seeks out new applications of mathematical analysis.
  • Observes, records and collates data on atmospheric conditions from weather stations, satellites, and observation vessels to plot and forecast weather conditions.
  • Uses surveys, seismology and other methods to determine the earth.
  • Conducts experiments and tests and uses mathematical models and theories to investigate the structure and properties of matter, transformations and propagations of energy, the behaviour of particles and their interaction with various forms of energy.

Skills Employers Are Looking For

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Skills

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Science
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Mathematics
96
Critical Thinking
91
Reading Comprehension
91
Active Learning
91
Writing
85
Active Listening
78
Speaking
75
Monitoring
75
Learning Strategies
66

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Truro College
College Road
Truro
Cornwall
TR1 3XX

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