The Science profession focuses on weakening or incapacitating the enemy over time, creating energy fields that damage or hinder, and healing their away team from such effects. The Science Officer has the greatest potential to quickly react to a chaotic combat situation through direct enemy holds, weakening an enemy groups combat strength or resistance, or responding to an enemy attack by quickly healing damage. The science officer's combat effectiveness is their versatility.
There are 3 science careers to choose from. Researcher(Group buffs and debuffs), Scientist (Single person buffs and debuffs), and medic(Player heals)
- Researcher - Focuses on group debuffs, and buffs. Uses emitters to do this. A researcher is especially helpful in large Fleet Actions and other PvP opportunities. Their ability to buff a large group also allows them to buff your Bridge Officers.
- Scientist - Focuses on single person buffs, and debuffs.
- Medic - Heals other players.