Users in this career have rated it a 2.0 in terms of their own personal satisfaction with the career. This figure represents an average taken from the responses of 178 MyPlan.com users during registration.
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Working as a chemist is a great career. Sometimes doing the same laboratory practices can become tedious. The good thing is that the results are never the same.
Tips for someone is to work in a laboratory as an undergraduate. This will help with gaining experience for whatever one decides to do after the undergraduate degree. Make sure to work on your own project while an undergraduate. This can be of great help if deciding to further one's career.
I would tell anyone who loves science to become a chemist. Chemistry encompasses everything in the world. With chemistry, there's always something new and rewarding to study and learn.
I love being a chemist and would recommend this career. It is a fun job that is also challenging from an intellectual stand point. A tip to a new comer is to be inquisitive and fall back on your intuition to solve problems. A few pros to the career are that you get to use your brain, and are (usually) judged based on intelligence and efficiency rather than the number of hours you work. One con is that some problems can be so hard that they are virtually unsolvable. This career can be dangerous, but that depends on which aspect of chemistry one goes into; however if you are careful, you can work an entire career incident free.