• Question: would you recommend being a scientist?

    Asked by 07smcnaughton to Gioia, Iain, Jo, Leo, Mariam on 19 Jun 2010 in Categories: .
    • Photo: Iain Moal

      Iain Moal answered on 14 Jun 2010:

      Sure. Its probably not for everyone, but if science interests you, or you want to help the sick or the environment, then go for it. It is bound to stimulate your mind.

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      Joanna Watson answered on 14 Jun 2010:

      Hi 07smcnaughton.

      If you enjoy science, then yes, I would reccomend being scientist. We all have to spend *a lot* of time at work, so I think the most important thing is to try to find a job doing something you enjoy!

      There are lots of different types of scientists (even just the ones in this zone) – so if there is one bit of science that you don’t like, don’t let that put you off, because there are loads of other types of science out there.


    • Photo: Gioia Cherubini

      Gioia Cherubini answered on 14 Jun 2010:

      I don’t if you just want a job that is from 9 to 5 and that earns you a lot of money! But if you are passionate about science and at the idea that you could discover something that could have an impact on others’ lives, even if you don’t have a stable job and you don’t earn a lot, then go for it!

    • Photo: Mariam Orme

      Mariam Orme answered on 18 Jun 2010:

      Yes, I would – I love my job. It’s interesting and varied, and I feel like I’m at least trying to work towards making the world a slightly better place.

    • Photo: Leo Garcia

      Leo Garcia answered on 19 Jun 2010:

      Certainly – if you enjoy finding things out, and helping further mankind’s understanding of the world us (and maybe saving some lives in the process!), then science is a great career!