• Question: how old were you when you decided ur job

    Asked by frankiesummer64 to Paige, NathanK, Xiaohan, Toby, Sophie, SarahC, SarahCarter, Sarah, Samir, Robyn, Ricardo, Petruta, Nuru, Nazia, NathanJ, Nadine, Michael, Mahrukh, Lotte, Katrina, Kate, Jennifer, Ioana, Ebrima, Chun Hei, Bethany, Andrea, Amadou, Alieu, Alex on 12 Mar 2020. This question was also asked by macapaca13, taekookbias08, jonej5598, cucumberwest05.
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      Ricardo Sanchez answered on 12 Mar 2020:


      I was 18 when I decided I wanted to work on viruses πŸ™‚

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      Nuru Noor answered on 12 Mar 2020:


      I think I was about 16 when I decided I wanted to do medicine and starting picking my A-levels πŸ‘

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      Katrina Wesencraft answered on 12 Mar 2020:


      I’m still deciding! I chose to study biology at university when I filled in my UCAS. I chose something else for my master’s degree and something else for my PhD – I’m still not sure what I want to do after my PhD but I don’t think I wan’t to work in a university for much longer.

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      Ioana Grigoras answered on 12 Mar 2020:


      I was 18 when I decided I wanted to be a medical doctor and about 22 when I decided I would actually prefer to do research instead. Just because you make a decision when you’re about 18 doesn’t mean it will be what you do for your whole life.

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      Nathan Kindred answered on 12 Mar 2020:


      I was about 20 when I decided to go into research πŸ™‚

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      Sarah Brown answered on 12 Mar 2020:


      I was 21 when I decided I wanted to pursue a research based career. Before this I thought I would be a teacher!

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      Sophie Arthur answered on 12 Mar 2020:


      I knew I wanted to work in science since forever really. But the specific job I have now I didnt realise existed until about three years ago, so I would say it has been about three years since I decided on the job I wanted to do.

      It has changed for me with each step that I have done in my career and I have evolved it as I have learnt more and learnt what I enjoy more and so on

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      Mahrukh Shameem answered on 12 Mar 2020:


      I dont think I have yet! Im 25 and im still learning

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      Andrea Kusec answered on 12 Mar 2020:


      I think I only really ironed it out when i was 21/22 – but when I was younger I definitely wanted to be a clinical neuropsychologist, so I’m kind of close to that in my science field!

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      Toby Candler answered on 13 Mar 2020:


      Mmm thats tricky. I wanted to be a doctor from about 16-17 years old. But this is a very wide area. I only narrowed my interest into childrens hormones in the last 5 years and I still am not entirely sure what I want to do after my PhD!

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      Kate Mitchell answered on 13 Mar 2020:


      I think I decided to do this sort of job when I was 23 (I’m an infectious disease epidemiologist)

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      Sarah Clarke answered on 18 Mar 2020:


      I’m still not sure I have worked out what I want my job to be….I’ve done lots of different things already. I have done non-science jobs and various different science jobs. For the last 10-15yrs I’ve been working in science and also working as a doctor… my jobs have been different but all on a similar theme. I guess what I’m saying is that I settled on “science” at 16years ish but that is still a varied path.

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