Careers

Mining engineers are responsible for the effective, safe and profitable operation of mining undertakings. They are mining experts and engineers and have a background in geology as well as civil, mechanical and electrical engineering.

Meteorologists are responsible to ensure that the Weather Bureau keeps pace with scientific and technological developments, that high standards are maintained and that staff receive the necessary training.

Marine biology is a diverse science concerned with all aspects of plant and animal life in the sea. Marine biologists study the distribution, abundance and life histories of animals and plants in the sea and the way in which these are governed by environmental factors.

“My metallurgical responsibilities include having to look after all the sampling plants which are very important to Namdeb operations because they have a direct impact on the mine planning requirements for our largest mining operation which is Southern Coastal Mines,” – Luciano Andreas. Andreas’ day to day responsibilities include ensuring that the sampling plant operational and security procedures are well documented and reviewed as per requirement, compiling metallurgical plant quality reports and reviewing reports as part of providing assurance to peers that plants operate within the set metallurgical standards.

Soil science deals with the origins, characteristics and the use of soils for purposes of sustained biological production, the retention of environmental quality, as well as promoting health in plants, animals and people. information about the composition of soil is required for a variety of reasons. it may be needed to assist with planning and surveying for land development purposes; to assess the effect of agrochemicals used in farming; to aid land restoration and reclamation projects; to gauge drainage and irrigation requirements; or to investigate environmental, climatic and pollution issues.

“I am involved with the teaching, learning and assessments of our students that involve mathematics. I am also responsible for the preparation and presentation of lecturers and tutorials for undergraduate students,” he said. “I participate in the community in my field of expertise. For example, guiding learners to choose the correct careers and also helping them with mathematics related courses.” - Ilenikemanya Ndadi . Apart from having a career in academics, mathematicians can be a financial analyst, consultant, research scientist, data analyst and many more.

Architects are professional people who design, plan and decorate buildings, with a view to utility, durability, convenience, and aesthetic appeal. They use their knowledge of construction materials and methods, and architectural techniques to design and oversee the construction of safe, functional and attractive buildings.

An information technology manager is responsible for implementing and maintaining an organisation's technology infrastructure. Businesses rely on a central information processing system to support efficient data management and communications.

A radio access network is a technology that connects individual devices to other parts of a network through radio connections. It is a major part of modern telecommunications, with 3G and 4G network connections for mobile phones being examples of radio access networks.

A microbiologist is a scientist who studies microscopic organisms, including bacteria, algae and fungi.

Nuclear scientists might test materials to see how they behave together, investigate catalytic behaviour, and identify materials that work in nuclear reactors or discover how materials act under pressure or in different environments.

A chief archaeologist’s duties and responsibilities are for the overall archaeological heritage research, management and conservation of resources.

Professional pilots work within the commercial field. they hold either a commercial pilot’s licence or an airline transport pilot’s licence. the work may involve transporting passengers and cargo to and from airports or performing tasks such as crop dusting, inspecting pipelines, conducting sightseeing trips or helping with rescue operations. As a pilot your responsibilities include to check the weather throughout the flight path and confirm flight schedules. Pilots are also responsible for running a comprehensive pre-flight checklist of all systems, including fuel, engines, hydraulics and electronics.

“Geologists study of the earth processes such as earthquakes, floods, and volcanic eruptions to survey described what a geologist is. Geologists are employed in a diverse range of jobs in many different industries. Some work in the field, some in offices and others have a mixture of both. Geologists carry out different roles in their respective industries ranging from geological mapping which includes looking for different aspects of the rocks of a particular area, logging of different rock samples from drilling campaigns, laboratory work to do further analysis of different rocks, and computer based work to do data analysis and modelling of geological processes.” - Onesmus Shithigona

Environmental engineers are concerned with assessing and managing the effects of human and other activity on the natural and built environment. They apply their engineering knowledge and skills to such things as environmental impact assessment, natural resources management and pollution control. Environmental engineers use the principles of civil engineering design and construction blended with a knowledge of biology and chemistry to provide practical solutions to problems arising from the impact of development on the environment.

Forensic scientists apply scientific knowledge and skills to investigate crimes. the information they provide may help the police to find or eliminate a suspect in a crime. Forensic scientists usually specialize in one area of forensics, such as Dna analysis, firearms examination, or toxicology. the service that forensic analysts provide is invaluable in police and legal work, and their expertise is called upon to detect traces or confirm the presence of substances such as poison, drugs and alcohol, in the human body at postmortems.

Civil engineers are responsible for the planning, designing, maintenance and management of projects to do with the construction of roads, buildings, airports, tunnels, dams, bridges, and water supply and sewage systems.