Other professional occupations in physical sciences (NOC 2115)

About this job

Other professional occupations in physical sciences:

  • includes metallurgists, soil scientists and physical science and researchers which are not elsewhere classified and involve research in fields of physical science
  • work for governments, educational institutions and a wide range of industrial establishments
Common job titles
  • astronaut
  • ballistics examiner / firearms examiner
  • cosmonaut
  • hydrometallurgist
  • metallographer
  • metallurgist, extractive / research



  • carry out research into the properties and production of metals and alloys

Soil scientists:

  • carry out research into the composition, distribution and evolution of soils

Materials scientists:

  • carry out research into the properties, composition and production of materials such as ceramics and composite materials


  • command, pilot or serve as crew members of a spacecraft to conduct scientific experiments and research, and participate in space missions as mission specialists to maintain spacecraft, install and repair space station equipment and launch and recapture satellites.

Work environment

Work in this occupation is typically performed in a structured environment, such as an office or school, or an outdoor work environment where the worker is exposed to various weather conditions.

Career paths and resources

Career paths

With experience mobility may be possible between specializations in this group, to other fields of physical science, or to management or regulatory program management.

Additional resources

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