• Question: What is the downside of being a scientist?

    Asked by Manni to Keegan on 3 May 2016.
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      Keegan Cooke answered on 3 May 2016:

      Great question, and a tough question. It really depends on what you value as a person. Science provides a lot of intellectual stimulation, a lot of adventure, and a new lens to see the magic of the world around you. But, it is a lot of work and you probably shouldn’t expect to become rich from it. I guess another way of saying it is that if want to become rich, there are easier ways of doing it than science, like going into finance and banking (though studying science will give you the skills needed for these careers as well).