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ARCTIC SCIENTIST, IN-DEPTH: Inspired By High School Teacher

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Victoria, a Scientist who examines plants and soil in areas of the Arctic, describes what she loves most about her job, its challenges, and key inspiration for going into this field. A teacher in high school had worked in different areas of the Arctic, and Victoria was inspired by the stories and postcards the teacher sent her from these incredibly special places.

Degree: Plant Sciences - Ecology - Geology
Job Title: Scientist

Job Summary: Soil and Plant Scientists

Job Description

Soil and Plant Scientists conduct research in breeding, physiology, production, yield, and management of crops and agricultural plants or trees, shrubs, and nursery stock, their growth in soils, and control of pests; or study the chemical, physical, biological, and mineralogical composition of soils as they relate to plant or crop growth. May classify and map soils and investigate effects of alternative practices on soil and crop productivity.

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$35,000 - $95,000
Projected job growth
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10 to 14 percent
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Full-time
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Office, Outdoor, Indoor
Personal qualities
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Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Written communication skills, Verbal communication skills, Mathematical skills, Likes working with hands

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m='9885'>advancement</span> <span m='10120'>of</span> <span m='10285'>human</span> <span m='10450'>knowledge,</span> <span m='10950'>and</span> <span m='11110'>that's</span> <span m='11420'>just</span> <span m='11930'>awesome.</span> <span m='12245'>And</span> <span m='13080'>from</span> <span m='13250'>the</span> <span m='13320'>most</span> <span m='13490'>special</span> <span m='13910'>places</span> <span m='14220'>that</span> <span m='14390'>you</span> <span m='14650'>can</span> <span m='14920'>possibly</span> <span m='15190'>go.</span> </p><p><span m='16580'>The</span> <span m='16880'>biggest</span> <span m='17190'>challenge</span> <span m='17790'>is</span> <span m='17930'>the</span> <span m='18080'>uncertainty.</span> <span m='18980'>It's</span> <span m='19210'>that</span> <span m='19480'>these</span> <span m='19690'>are</span> <span m='19760'>shorter-term</span> <span m='20680'>jobs</span> <span m='21240'>and</span> <span m='21840'>they're</span> <span m='21990'>really</span> <span m='22230'>really</span> <span m='22480'>exciting,</span> <span m='23410'>but</span> <span m='23590'>then</span> <span m='24060'>you</span> <span m='24130'>have</span> <span m='24260'>to</span> <span m='24340'>spend</span> <span m='24630'>some</span> <span m='24790'>of</span> <span m='24905'>your</span> <span m='25020'>time</span> <span m='25250'>in</span> <span m='25315'>this</span> <span m='25380'>job</span> <span m='25820'>thinking</span> <span m='26180'>about</span> <span m='26450'>what</span> <span m='26610'>your</span> <span m='26700'>next</span> <span m='26950'>job</span> <span m='27130'>is</span> <span m='27240'>going</span> <span m='27420'>to</span> <span m='27510'>be.</span> <span m='28020'>And</span> <span m='28120'>that</span> <span m='28220'>could</span> <span m='28350'>be</span> <span m='28450'>kind</span> <span m='28650'>of</span> <span m='28720'>stimulating,</span> <span m='29290'>but</span> <span m='29440'>it's</span> <span m='29610'>also</span> <span m='30000'>scary,</span> <span m='31580'>just</span> <span m='31810'>in</span> <span m='31890'>terms</span> <span m='32189'>of</span> <span m='32350'>not</span> <span m='32590'>knowing</span> <span m='33295'>where</span> <span m='33610'>you're</span> <span m='33770'>going</span> <span m='33900'>to</span> <span m='33940'>go</span> <span m='34120'>next,</span> <span m='34430'>and</span> <span m='34530'>trying</span> <span m='34700'>to</span> <span m='34790'>manage</span> <span m='35060'>your</span> <span m='35140'>personal</span> <span m='35520'>life</span> <span m='35830'>and</span> <span m='35880'>your</span> <span m='35930'>professional</span> <span m='36360'>life</span> <span m='36670'>together.</span> </p><p><span m='38280'>The</span> <span m='38370'>key</span> <span m='38610'>moment</span> <span m='38750'>for</span> <span m='38890'>me</span> <span m='39110'>on</span> <span m='39210'>this</span> <span m='39460'>was</span> <span m='39575'>that,</span> <span m='39690'>when</span> <span 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