• Question: how long do you think you will be a scientist

    Asked by thaw492tad on 30 Nov 2023.
    • Photo: Ian McKinley

      Ian McKinley answered on 30 Nov 2023:

      I have already been a scientist for about 50 years and will continue as long as I can. As I am already retired, I don’t need to do this, but I think it is my responsibility – especially for topics related to climate change.

    • Photo: Andrew Lyon

      Andrew Lyon answered on 30 Nov 2023:

      I’m really happy in my current job so hopefully as long as possible, it’s been 32 years so far!

    • Photo: Octavia Brayley

      Octavia Brayley answered on 1 Dec 2023:

      I expect to be a scientist until I retire! Even when I eventually stop working, I imagine that my passion for the natural world will continue and I’ll probably volunteer for different organisations. I find my job to be incredibly exciting and rewarding and I wouldn’t change it. Plus, I have been studying for years and years at university so I want to make sure that all my efforts pay off to have a long career in science.

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      Amy Stockwell answered on 1 Dec 2023:

      For the rest of my life I hope. I love learning new things and it is fascinating to learn about how the world works. Plus now that I work in environmental impacts, I get to help companies to reduce their emissions, so I help the world to be a better place

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      Jonathan Allen answered on 1 Dec 2023:

      I love being a scientist – it is so interesting and challenging that I never get bored and I get paid a good salary for it. So I think I will be a scientist for the rest of my career until I retire. Many other scientists who work alongside me are still working in their 70s because they love the job so much!