Career memes of the week: scientist

30 Apr 2013159 Views

“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is to not stop questioning.” That quote attributed to theoretical physicist Albert Einstein can hold true for anyone in any profession, but particularly scientists, who star in this week’s career memes.

Questions are the launchpads to scientists’ research and studies into why things are the way they are, why things happen, and how they happen. Questions lead scientists to make predictions as to what will happen and formulate theories that can be tested.

Scientist jobs lie across several fields, both literally and figuratively. They can work in physics, biology, agriculture, and pharmaceuticals, for example. Their workspaces can consist of a traditional office, a laboratory, the outdoors, or all three.

Scientists also invent things, from new pharmaceuticals for drug companies to propellants for rockets and ammunition.

Students interested in pursuing a career as a scientist should possess curiosity about the world around them and have a solid background in maths and science.

Scientists meme

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Grumpy Cat

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What is love?

Tina Costanza
By Tina Costanza

Tina Costanza came to Ireland from Canada, where she had held senior editorial positions at daily newspapers in Ottawa and Toronto. When she wasn’t saving dangling participles or managing production at Siliconrepublic.com, she was training for 10K races or satisfying a craving for scones. She left the company in April 2015 in order to return to her native Canada.

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