• Question: how do u start a careier in science /.? x

    Asked by kate to Gioia, Iain, Jo, Leo, Mariam on 19 Jun 2010 in Categories: .
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      Iain Moal answered on 14 Jun 2010:


      Get a degree in a scientific subject, as a minimum. You can then get a job in industry or join an academic lab to do a PhD.

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      Gioia Cherubini answered on 15 Jun 2010:


      first of all, you need to do a PhD and after that you will know if you have fallen in love with science or fallen out! It’s really hard work, but it is a big achievement that I’m very proud of

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      Joanna Watson answered on 15 Jun 2010:


      Doing science and maths GCSEs is a good start, but it depends what kind of science you want to do. There are loads of different science jobs which have different kinds of training.

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      Mariam Orme answered on 18 Jun 2010:


      After school, you need to study science at university, and then do a PhD. It’s also possible to get a job as a scientist straight after university and work you way up from there, and sometimes you can do a PhD as part of your job.

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      Leo Garcia answered on 19 Jun 2010:


      By studying well and getting good results in your GCSEs and A-levels (in science subjects). You should also try and develop an interest and knowledge of current science developments, perhaps by reading New Scientist or listening to science podcasts. From your A-levels you should get a degree in the science topic of your choice (mine was Physics) and from there, perhaps an MSc. and PhD… And then a job in perhaps a university, or maybe some science-based company.

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