I have the same aspiration as you!
I love the sciences and I love our faith. The first scientists were philosophers. Faith and science had a place together! All existence, beauty, truth all comes from God, is in God and points to God.
I have no qualms with marrying science and faith…and the further science goes, I find that it points to God.
If you want to mingle them both…then you become a CATHOLIC scientist. It’s just that simple. You do whatever you do. You’ll find your happiness in being in awe of Gods world and noticing deep truths that point back to Him in the science you study. You use your talents in being to understand what you do to promote truths of the faith and to help people and advance the science and in so doing mystically bring us closer to God.
I love science, I love our faith and I love working with people. I am working towards a career in nursing. My goal is to get a DNP, a doctoral degree as a nurse practitioner. That will let me go deeper into the sciences, help people, and I will practice as a catholic. I also want to look into going into the diaconate.
There are regular nurses, atheist nurse, and holy catholic nurses that I’ve seen make differences! My wife is a kindergarten teacher… looking at her school, I see catholic teachers, atheist teachers, etc etc…
It is the same in micro careers too.
It is not the degree you hold , but the spirituality/philosophy you allow to be at your center that will define you.