Users in this career have rated it a 2.2 in terms of their own personal satisfaction with the career. This figure represents an average taken from the responses of 13 MyPlan.com users during registration.
Users were asked to rate their happiness in their current occupation as being either "Very Happy" (4), "Happy" (3), "Mixed / Neutral" (2), "Not Happy" (1), or "Miserable" (0).
Users in this Career Group
There are 467 users in this career group. They represent 17 different countries. You can see the list of users in this career group by clicking on one of the links below. You can also join this career group simply by selecting your current status and clicking "Add Me."
Working as a researcher in a university as a materials scientist is great. There is a lot more freedom to pursue the avenues that interest you than there is in a profit-driven company. Also, in the labs I have always found there is a good ethic of successful work mixed with a friendly atmosphere. Research is just that - looking for what works, so obviously there are some brick walls to be faced along the way, which is more of a problem for some people than others. If considering a career like mine, I would recommend getting some experience, maybe for 3 months, to see how you like it.