• Question: What would your advice be to anyone who wanted to have a career in Science when they are older?

    Asked by pinkshoe to Akram, David, Gill, Jack, laurenceharwood on 15 Mar 2012. This question was also asked by elliegoodall97.
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      Laurence Harwood answered on 15 Mar 2012:

      Go for it!! It is great fun and carrying out experiments is what it is all about – for me at least. However, you can study as a scientist but don’t have to follow a scientific career later. As a scientist you are trained to observe, deduce, propose and test hypotheses, analyse, present results and justify your work. These are all the life skills needed for a successful career in any area. Scientists can go into almost any job – except perhaps language interpretation.

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      Jack Snape answered on 15 Mar 2012:

      Do a few science A levels (you need Maths if you want to be a physicist!) then do a science degree at university. If you like that then you do PhD like I’m doing now. It’s good fun – i’d recommend it 🙂

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      Gill Menzies answered on 15 Mar 2012:

      Do what you enjoy – if you enjoy what you study you’ll probably be better at it, focus on it more, and it won’t feel like such a chore to study. Then do what Jack suggests. You won’t regret a career with variety and new findings all the time. 😀

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      Akram Alomainy answered on 15 Mar 2012:

      Do it … Fun, exciting, ever-changing and always challenging!! I would say pick a subject you enjoy the most see if it has ay links to another sceince subject and combine the both …. Having diversity is much more enjoyable … Examples such as Biochemical sciences, bioelectromagnetic engineering!!