Is a career in the Sciences as fun as learning Science in school?

I love the natural science, especially Chemistry but I have never really thought about a career in the sciences. To be honest, I'm somewhat apprehensive about this. I love learning about the theories, I love the labs, the teachers, the classmates, the books etc...(basically the 'science classroom experience') but is it as fun working as a scientist in an industrial lab? Is it as fun being a professor at a university? Thanks :)

Asked By: VN - 11/1/2011
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I'm not a professor, but I've been working in a lab for the past 10 years. To me, it's as fun, if not moreso. It's different, though. In school labs, you're basically run through demonstrations. The experiments have been performed countless times before, and they have a right answer. In the real world, though, you... More
Answered By: andymanec - 11/1/2011
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It's a lot (A LOT) of doing the same rote procedures without end. It's not the worst job in the world, but the "learning experience" is nothing like it is in school since by this point you already have a grasp on what you're doing and why.
Answered By: Mike - 11/1/2011
There is nothing to compare with discovering something no one else has discovered...
Answered By: David D - 11/1/2011
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