Scientific Fields or Categories of Science Specialties

(lists of careers in science with short descriptions)

electronics technician
A technician with both theoretical and practical training in electronics technology who is qualified to work under the direction of an electronics engineer or independently in assembling, testing, and repairing electronic equipment, in factories, laboratories, and in private business.
engineering
Te science b which the properties of matter and the sources of power in nature are made useful to humans in structures, machines, and other manufactured products.
engineering acoustics (pl) (noun) (a plural form functioning as a singular)
The field of science that deals with the production, detection, and control of sound by electrical devices: "Some engineering acoustics include the study, design, and construction of such instruments as microphones, loudspeakers, sound recorders and reproducers, and public address systems."
fluid mechanics
The science concerned with fluids, either at rest or in motion, and dealing with pressures, velocities, and accelerations in the fluid, including fluid deformation and compression or expansion.
food engineering
The technical discipline involved in food manufacturing and processing.
forestry
1. The science of developing, cultivating, and managing forest lands for wood, lumber, forage, water, wildlife, and recreation.
2. The management of growing timber.
genetics
The science concerned with biological inheritance; that is, with the causes of the resemblances and differences among related individuals.
geophysics
The branch of geology in which the principles and practices of physics are used to study the earth and its environment; such as, earth, air, and (by extension) space.
graphic arts
The fine and applied arts of representation, decoration, and writing or printing on flat surfaces together with the techniques and crafts associated with each one; including painting, drawing, engraving, etching, lithography, photography, and the arts of printing.
histology
The field of study that involves the structure and chemical composition of the tissues as related to their functions in plants and animals (including humans).
horology
A scientific field that includes time measurement and the principles and technology of constructing time-measuring instruments.
hydrology
The science that deals with the surface and ground waters of the earth; their occurrences, circulations, and distributions; as well as, their chemical and physical properties; and their reactions with environmental situations.
hydromechanics
1. The study of the mechanics of fluids or the laws of equilibrium and motion concerning fluids.
2. The area of fluid dynamics that is concerned with the study of liquids.
immunology
The division of biological science concerned with the native or acquired resistance of higher animal forms and humans to infection with micro-organisms
industrial engineering (s) (noun) (usually no plural)
1. The branch of scientific knowledge which manages and improves the economical use of people and equipment through the applications of costs, work standards, and the improvement of the working environment.
2. The application of design, machines, processes, principles, training, and the techniques of scientific management to the maintenance of a high level of productivity; such as, by analytical study, improvement, and installation of methods and systems, operating procedures, quantity and quality measurements and controls, safety measures, and personnel administration.

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