To be an active part of what's going on in the coming decades, you must begin to prepare yourself now. Concentrate on taking mathematics and science courses which help train your mind to think logically and to question how things work. Each advance in science and technology means an increase in the number and variety of jobs open to people with technical training. A broad education in science and mathematics can lead to a career in any field, as well as a better understanding of the world.

Begin your study of algebra in the seventh and eighth grade. Take advantage of the college preparatory courses your school offers. Be sure to get good grades in subjects required for college admission. Use the resources around you. Keep your eyes and ears open for special science-related events and clubs. Join the public library. Make arrangements with the local community college to take special courses not offered at your high school-especially computer courses. Visit a college campus and find out what college preparatory courses are offered.

  High School





Career Information

NASA Careers
Career Voyages

Follow the links for information on educational requirements for careers in mathematics and science.