• Question: is being a scientist hard?

    Asked by tech1apt on 13 Mar 2024. This question was also asked by teed1tab, made1she, have1kart.
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      Martin McCoustra answered on 13 Mar 2024:

      Yes, it can be difficult at times. But, I enjoy being a scientist and it often becomes more interesting as a job when things are hard to solve. However, I will say, I don’t like doing adminstrative work and try to avoid it as much as possible.

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      Sharron Kenny answered on 21 Mar 2024:

      it can be but the longer you are a scientist the more confidence you develop and when problems come up chances are youve seen them already before so know how to deal with it better and better

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      Blair Johnston answered on 14 Jun 2024:

      It can be hard but that’s also what makes it so rewarding. The feeling when you make progress or solve a problem makes it all worthwhile. If a job was easy then I would probably be less interested and engaged. It’s more fun to push yourself to overcome challenges rather than drift through your career without ever testing yourself!