Whether checking the work done by an engineer or directing a team of medical scientists on a biomedical project, engineering and science managers work on two levels at once.
Understanding complex science and math concepts is only the beginning. They also need to know how to translate those concepts to customers. And they use management skills to help the engineers and scientists they work with meet deadlines and complete projects.
Engineering managers oversee engineers, scientists, and technicians who design and develop machinery, products, and systems. Science managers direct the research and development projects of life and physical scientists.
Most engineering managers begin their careers as engineers, while science managers begin as scientists.
Good at math and science and able to work well with people. You will be managing both individuals and teams of scientists or engineers.
Some natural science managers conduct their own research projects on top of managing those of others.