Much like the artists that make animated movies, science animators use computers to animate scientific processes. For example, science animators create animations of proteins and cells, or how chemical reactions. These animations can be used to simulate experiments and determine what the expected results should be and to teach others about science.
The average multi-media animator earned between $41,710 and $77,010 in 2008.
After High School:
Most science animators get a bachelor's or master's degree in computer animation, graphic design, or computer science
Some will also study the area of science that interests them
Science animators generally have flexible hours and work with scientists in labs or offices.
Talk to scientists about what the animation is supposed to looklike and what it is supposed to do
Compile what is known about molecules or elements
Use computers to create realistic and detailed animations
Help scientists understand how things move and interact through animation