Choose Yours

by wootbot

Become A Scientist-ist!

​1st Place in Derby #327: Scientists, with 299 votes

Wouldn't it be fun to be a scientist? To live on the cutting edge of human achievement? To … play with chemicals and stuff? 

Or would it? 

As a thought experiment to determine whether you would actually enjoy being a scientist, imagine how your current job would work: 

  • The best people in your field would review every report, presentation, and project you created.  
  • Your best work would not be recognized for years or decades after it was accomplished. 
  • None of your family or friends would be able to understand what, exactly, you do. 
  • If you made a mistake somewhere in your work, you might alter the course of human history. 
  • Your office would be filled with rats.

Still sound compelling? Go get that degree and start an exciting career in science! That's how it works, right?