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15 Reasons to Be a Scientist

i-love-science.pngJust for fun, here my top 15 reasons for being a scientist. Add your own reasons in the comments below if you so wish.

1. Not being stuck behind a desk all day every day

2. Conferences… see the world for free

3. Understanding some of the fundamentals of life and the universe

4. Getting paid to do something you can actually enjoy

5. Realising just how little understanding we have of life and the universe

6. Having the freedom to plan & execute your work (If you are a PhD student you may have to wait until you have finished your studies for this one!)

7. People believe what you say (trust me I’m a “doctor”)

8. Not having to wear a suit to work every day (could you imagine that?)

9. Getting paid to think creatively

10. If it doesn’t work, it’s not your fault. Most things don’t work anyway – this is research!

11. Getting paid to think logically and innovate

12. Lab coats – even less need to dress smart for work.

13. You can work in nearly any country in the world that you choose

14. Owning a bunsen burner (or the equivalent gadget for your specialization)

15. Your mother/father/grandmother thinks you are a genius (unless he/she is a scientist too!)

Got any more?… add them below.

19 Comments

  1. Jeff Keyser on March 11, 2014 at 4:05 pm

    Enzo Life Sciences is having a funny game about reasons for being a researcher. You should check this out http://www.enzolifesciences.com/science-center/why-do-you-research/. Some are really illarious. this may perhaps lead you to dust off this cool post πŸ™‚

  2. ripx2000 on June 28, 2012 at 3:30 am

    “If it doesn’t work, it’s not your fault.”

    Well….this is understandable for us as a scientist, but most of the bosses wouldn’t give a heck on it (at least I encountered in the asian country).

    πŸ™

  3. Sapinder on September 22, 2011 at 7:41 am

    Hi Nick………..I would like to share it on facebook……….with ur refernce…

    • Nick on September 22, 2011 at 10:14 am

      Please feel free Sapinder

  4. Carter on August 29, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    you will never be bored, and you will never learn enough.

  5. Mousa on April 15, 2011 at 11:25 am

    Wonderful reasons. Waiting to get number 6 to enjoy them πŸ™‚

  6. Jas on February 23, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    πŸ™‚

  7. Joann on November 11, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    You are titled as Dr. ***, not as Mr, Mrs. Ms…

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