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

    Asked by frankiesummer64 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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