• Question: Is being a professional scientist hard? ? '_'

    Asked by clacileus to Zoe, Lindsay, Kenzi, Jeff, Avani on 18 May 2015. This question was also asked by cheychey.
    • Photo: Jeff Shi

      Jeff Shi answered on 18 May 2015:

      It’s definitely not easy! But it’s rare to find another job that is so completely YOURS like being a scientist is.

    • Photo: Zoe GetmanPickering

      Zoe GetmanPickering answered on 18 May 2015:

      Once you have the training its actually easier than doing things like being a clerk at Walmart. Jeff is right, its not easy. You will have to work your brain and your muscles. But compared to a lot of jobs that will be boring and miserable it is easy.

    • Photo: K. Lindsay Hunter

      K. Lindsay Hunter answered on 18 May 2015:

      Most of us love science BECAUSE it’s hard–it’s a challenge–and we love the thrill of the chase! Whenever I think it might be nice to do something that doesn’t require quite as much thought, I remember just how boring that is, which actually makes it harder for me to get motivated to work.