Essays "My carrier in Science"

  • My career in Science by Thibault Costet fromReunion Island



         I would like to bea scientist, an astronomer, a geneticist or a geologist.

       Among all the desires I have for my future job, one of my wishes could be to become a researcher.

        Researcher because I think that research is the basis of the progress.

    Being a researcher in medicine would be for me another objective, as it will help  to improve human’s health.



    My career in Science by Benoît Severin from Reunion Island



    The career that I have chosen for my future is to become an astronaut

    There are several types of astronauts. Some are specialists of the operation and maintenance of vehicles (The shuttle or the International Space Station). But others are preparing for more scientific activities.

    The astronaut is not often among the stars, his main daily missions are verry diverse  Participation in ongoing space activities or simulations, maintenance of its theoretical and practical achievements through regular training, completion of maintenance work or cooperation at international meetings

    On the specialty side, the future astronauts must have solid knowledge in the scientific field. Physics, chemistry, mathematics, biology or medicine ... The more diverse the field of expertise, the higher the chances of participating in space programs.

    The jobs of astronaut requires above all a strong physical resistance. It is unthinkable to practice this job without a passion for the field of space and aeronautics. Being rigorous, sporty and having a taste for teamwork are also qualities expected for this position.




    My career in Science by Léo Baesel from Reunion Island



    This is the scientific job that I would like to introduce

    A volcanologist is a specialist of the volcanoes’ study. He can study volcanic rocks but also the lava.

    He can warn the population of volcanic’ eruptions because it’s dangerous to live in areas of active volcanoes.

    A famous volcanologist: Pline le jeune is dead during the Vesuvius’ eruption.

    When volcanologists work on volcanoes, they must wear a mask and a overall because the volcanoes releases a toxic substance.

    It’s the Sulphur. Today a lot of volcanoes become computer engineer or chemists.



    My career in Science by Lucille Payet from Reunion Island



    There are 5 scientific professions that I like: veterinary, astronomer, botanist, engineer and meteorologist ; and my favorite is veterinary.

    Later, I would like to become a veterinary. It's a doctor for animals. He or she takes care of all kind of animals : dogs, cats, birds, horses, rabbits, ferrets, etc...

    The veterinary is a specialist in medicine and animal surgery. The degree that allows him or her to practice is that of a veterinary doctor. The veterinarian is indispensable also to the man. He or she gives many advice to the owners of animals, not to catch diseases for example.



    My career in Science by Manon Boyer-Payet from Reunion Island



    The career that I have chosen  is physiotherapist because I would do this job later. I love this job because you must help the patients  after they hurt their body, and you  must have a good communication with them. It's necessary to have patience and be here for patients.  And if people have ankle sprain, you mass and relieve the pain .

    I need to  do 5 years of studies to have a State Diploma of Physiotherapist. One year in physical education  or only the first year to health studies or science and technology. Then you can practice the job. Studies  are long but it's the job of my dreams so I give my best to succeed.



    My career in Science by Karolina Siurdyban from Poland


    In the future, I want to be an architect. I would be able to create innovative designs and shape the skyline of a city by making plans for an iconic building. This job ensures growing profession skills. For example, I could get promoted or work abroad and practice a foreign language. Furthermore I might exchange ideas with other well-known architects and develop something together. To become an architect we must have such abilities as strong communication skills, analytical, organizational and visualization abilities. It's necessary to be creative too. This job is really important on the labour market.




    My career in Science by Dominika Szyda from Poland



    I think my future job will be a computer programmer. I like to work on the computer. I’m going to study programming at Technical University in Wroclaw to be a better programmer. Then I’m going to find a good job, but in the meantime I want to try to create artificial intelligence. I think I can do that. It’ll be my best friend and it’ll help the world to be better. I hope I’ll earn a lot of money but I would like to use it to help other people and to learn more about programming.



    My career in Science by Aleksandra Mlak from Poland



    In the future, I would like to be a neurologist. I find this job very important, fascinating and evolvent. A neuroscientist (or neurobiologist is a scientist who has specialized knowledge in the field of neuroscience, the branch of biology that deals with the physiology, biochemistry, anatomy and molecular biology of neurons and neural circuits and especially their association with behavior and learning. To become a neuroscientist I will need to earn a doctorate degree in medicine, which focuses on the field of neuroscience. I’ll start my educational journey by earning a bachelor’s degree. I want to choose a bachelor’s program that has courses in biology, physiology, psychology, and human anatomy. Bachelor’s degrees that prepare applicants for medical school would be appropriate. Neurology is divided into 26 major branches. In the future, I would like to specialize in cognitive neuroscience which overlaps with cognitive psychology and focuses on the neural substrates of mental processes and their behavioral manifestations. This job will give me a chance to help others, make me understand the human organism. Also, this job will give me an opportunity to discover some treatment methods and help lots of people. A neurologist is a well-paid job which is motivation for all of us.



    My career in Science by Magdalena Prunicka from Poland



    In the future I want to be an optometrist. I think it’s very a interesting job. Eyesight is a very important thing. Thanks to our eyes we can admire the world. Optometrists are the most common source of vision care. They are responsible for examining patients, diagnosing eye and vision problems etc. Optometrists also prescribe contact lenses and glasses, treat eye problems like glaucoma. If you would like to be an optometrist like me, you’ll first need to complete a 4-year bachelor’s program, preferably in a relevant or related field like biology, chemistry, or physiology. You’ll need a bachelor’s degree to apply for optometry programmes, which are rather competitive.



    My career in Science by Patrycja Staniszewska from Poland



    In future I want to be an interior designer. An interior designer is a sientist who studies maths and drawing. I like maths and drawing too. They also study graphics, sculpture and psychology. Each student must also master a special computer software. I’m going to work in my design studio. I would like to design the interior of many people and large corporations. Interior architects everlastingly n a job market. When people finish these studie’s they can find job easily.



    My career in Science by Natalia Puślednik from Poland


    The career that I have chosen for my future is to become a veterinary physician. A vet is a professional who treats animals with diseases, disorders, and injuries. It is my dream job. I've chosen this job because I've wanted to be a vet since I was a child. I know this career is very hard but I want to help animals. I will help all animals, pets and wild animals. There are many types of veterinarians specializing in a particular type of medicine. To become a vet you must go to college for 5 years, and take several required courses, including many science classes. Then you apply to veterinary school. If you are accepted, you are in a veterinary school for 5 years, and then graduate with the degree Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. Science courses for veterinary are chemistry, biology, physiology, microbiology, physics, anatomy, math, animal science and more.


    My career in Science by Justyna Szlączka from Poland



    In the future I want to be a geneticist. A geneticist is a scientist who studies genes, including how they are inherited, mutated, activated or inactivated. They often study the role that genes play in disease and health. I’m interested in biology mainly in medical genetics. I would like to work in laboratories, hospitals or government agencies. These jobs are available nationwide. Employment in the private sector is fairly rare. I am going to try to understand how environmental factors or exposures interact with genes to cause diseases. One of the most interesting things in this job is sharing research results by writing academic journal articles and presenting them at the professional conferences.

    Regardless of specialty, most geneticists perform many of the same tasks. For example, they plan or conduct genetic research on gene expression and other topics. They keep laboratory notebooks that record their research methodology, procedures and results in the field and use that information to inform their own research. They often write grants or attend fundraising events to fund their research projects.



    My career in Science by Angelina Apostoloska from Republic of Macedonia



    Often a thought pops in my head about what i want to be when I grow up.  Will my biggest wish about my future career become reality? Will my favorite subjects such as chemistry, biology, physics be somehow connected with my future profession? I have always wanted to work on something which will combine all science subjects. A career which will encourage my exploring spirit and my knowledge in those fields is forensic scientist. 

    Forensic is a profession which combines the knowledge of biology and chemistry and a more confidence, calmness, precision and communication. Using this science  help to identify criminals and analyze evidence against them and the  forensic scientists are detectives with microscopes. From matching shell casing to the gun that fired them, to using hair samples to identify a suspect, forensic scientist help determine the fact of a legal case. In this field are  using  chemical and biological techniques to analyze the evidence and documenting  of  findings.

    At the end, no matter where you end up in science field, it’s all about working hard and knowledge. But the most important thing right now is hard work and determination, so that we can full fill our dreams.



    My career in Science by Sergej  Panoski from Republic of Macedonia


    Every student at one point in his/her life thinks about what kind of future career they want to pursue, and it often relates to their current or past interests. I’ve always had an interest in biology and computers myself, so my current plans reflect on that.

    I want to work in the field of bioinformatics. Bioinformatics develops software programs that are used to understand biological data, and it combines a lot of my interests, including biology, computer science and mathematics.  So to be more specific, I’m interested in genomics. Genomics is an field of science focusing on the structure, function, evolution  and editing of genomes (. a genome is an organism's complete set of DNA, including all of its genes).  I always think of intuitive ideas on new and helpful computer programs in area of Genomics, so I would love to work on them and help in scientific research simultaneously.

    The bottom line is that a career which helps further scientific research and our understanding of the world while still being exciting is the right one for me. I intend to work hard to fulfill my dreams and work alongside other people to achieve that.



    My career in Science by Dora Jovanoska from Republic of Macedonia



                I imagine my career in science in the field biological engineering (bio-engineering).

    Namely, this profession fascinates me very much and  I am not afraid of years of studying, hours in a lab, nights by a microscope.

                This field in science is based on of principles of biology and the tools of engineering to create usable, tangible, economically viable products and in this field are included knowledge from a number of  applied sciences  such as mass and heat transfer, kinetics, biocatalysts, biomechanics, bioinformatics and ect. It is used in the design of medical devices, diagnostic equipment, renewable bioenergy, ecological engineering, agricultural engineering, and other areas that improve the living standards of societies . Also Bioengineers can apply their expertise to other applications of engineering and biotechnology, including genetic modification of plants and microorganisms and bioprocess engineering.

                All these characteristics in bioengineering give me the strength to follow my dream, and I already imagine myself  with the university degree that I worked so hard for and I am starting to work as a junior assistant in the most prestigious lab where some bioengineering researches are done, mostly concerned with improving the life and health of the people. There, I am assigned to a specific research – with the top of the class equipment – to discover the best possible way of making people to endure the future severe weather conditions.To rephrase this: to find a gene that is responsible in our bodies to adapt to the weather conditions. Of course, it is a dream and in it – I did it!



    My career in Science by  Mihail  Stojkoski from Republic of Macedonia



           Science is everywhere in today’s world. It is part of our daily lives, from cooking and gardening, to recycling and comprehending the daily weather report, to reading a map,  using a computer etc.

    I believe this rapid pace of exciting new knowledge especially in the field of biology and chemistry has created a unique working and educational environment for ambitious students like me. I want to continue my education in the field of chemistry and biology as a biochemist.

    Biochemists study chemical processes and chemical transformations in living organisms, also they studing for DNA, proteins and cell parts. They research molecular biology, the study of life at the molecular level and the study of genes.

    I would like to work in a chemistry laboratory and to join in industry for the development of biochemical products and processes, where I can identify and analyze how the  substances' chemical and physical properties in biological systems is of great importance.

    I am hard working and determined person and I am ready for the new leap in my scientific career. I will work and study hard in hope that the quantity of effort I put will result in high quality knowledge in this field  of science.



    My career in Science by the students from Republic of Macedonia



    Career is an important aspect of any person’s life. It determines the kind of lifestyle one will lead and his/her position in the society and the   motif  to have a successful career that ensure a better lifestyle.

    My dream job is to be a physicist at NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration).  It goes without saying that achieving a job as a scientist in NASA will be a difficult task. For this profession I need to study a lot, at least a Master’s degree in Physics as well as some other field of science and a GPA of more than 3.0. This job include  exploring the Universe and finding out all the secrets it hides, searching  for a planet with similar conditions to Earth as well as finding new life forms, that it helping humanity improve itself. The scientists spend a lot of their time analyzing facts and doing experiments and everything is calculated precise due to the fact that one single mistake can lead to many catastrophic things, that’s why they can’t afford to take any risks .

    A scientist - physicist at NASA is a distinguished position that many people desire yet very little are able to land it. You have to be precise, calculative and most importantly you have to think wisely. Besides that, you have to be aware that the decisions you make can affect millions of people all around the globe.

    All the people that work in NASA inspire me to keep on studying no matter how hard it gets and  I hope one day I can become what I’ve always wanted to be.




    My career in Science  by Petar  Petreski from Republic of Macedonia



    Since our young ages we think about our future. We measure the time, we think about the activities for  the next day, for the next years, making  plans and finding  the solution to resolve the problems.

    Years ago, I have met a very close friend of mine called computer. The way it works, it is just mesmerizing. I don’t remember when was the first time I saw a computer, but I know that it was life changing moment. That was the moment when my aspiration for computer science was born. From that moment I knew that my future career would involve computer science, especially as a programmer. Programming  means writing of computer programs using letters and numbers. But even more important than writing code, a good programmer must be able to solve problems and think logically. Computer programmers write, test, debug, and maintain the detailed instructions, called computer programs, that computers must follow to perform their functions. Programmers also conceive, design, and test logical structures for solving problems by computer and can work in many settings, including corporate information technology departments, big software companies, small service firms and similar.

    Education is of much importance for this profession, so  least  the programmer  need to have  a bachelor's degree in computer science  or information systems, but to have good knowledge in the field of mathematics, because a good programmer is also a good mathematician-logician.

    That is why I need to focus on my school and enroll in a good faculty, because as one said “The future depends on what you do today” (Gandhi, M.) and  I hope that I will to gain a good education and professional experience in this field.





    My career in Science by Petar  Vanchev from Republic  of  Macedonia



    I’m sitting and hesitating about which natural science should I write because the field of every natural science has its own inspiration and possibilities. Despite that, I chose to write about my future career as biologist, because I have always been interested about how the living organisms work.   

    Biology is the natural science that studies life and living organisms, including their physical structure, chemical processes, molecular interactions, physiological mechanisms, development and evolution. So judging by this definition we can all agree that Biology is very important for all of us because it researches how our bodies  are functioning.

    The applications of biology are limitless, from finding the cure for many diseases to exploiting ways to save many endangered species from extinction, so the biologists are involved in applied research attempt to develop or improve more specific processes and understanding, in fields such as medicine and industry. I’m especially interested about human diseases, to find a suitable remedy for the most severe disease - cancer, with  researching in  genetics, evolution and cellular biology. I would like to work in different countries with people from different nationalities and ethnicity in order to achieve a breakthrough.

    Deciding to write about my career in biology doesn’t mean that I will stop there because every natural science is a new challenge that opens new possibilities and has its own way of making the world a better place to live in. The knowledge about the natural sciences is a treasure for all of us.



    My career in Science by Stefanija Sekuloska from Republic of Macedonia



    I love all natural sciences; I enjoy studying them and have no difficulties while doing that. I’ve always been curious and wanted to explore, which is essential in science. All of its disciplines are very important and helpful in different areas of our lives.

                But when it comes to me and my future in them, it is easiest to imagine myself is as a chemist. There are several ways to begin a career related to chemistry. One of which is to be in the pharmaceutical industry. I know medicines are there for our own good, to help us, but most of them are unnatural, artificial.  As we’re becoming addicted to those pills and as much as they’re meant to improve our health, they at the same time, in a not so noticeableway, harm us. So if I end up in the pharmaceutical industry I’ll give my best to make medicines more natural.

              I intend to experiment with substances in order to find those who act solely as catalysts of reactions that occur in the body or reactions that will help and stimulate other reactions which are beneficial to the body, without causing other unwanted, harmful reactions.

                In addition to all of this, I can travel through different countries studying some of their natural ways of treatment, because I think they are not examined enough and so I consider that they can be very effective.

                To achieve that I aspire to work in a Chemical Institute where I’ll have my own lab with modern appliances, reagents, and all other necessary materials, that will enable me to do numerous experiments with help of which I will contribute to the advancement of the pharmaceutical industry. There we can also promote science and practice chemistry in all its branches.



            My career in Science  by the student from Ireland


    As a community pharmacist you're responsible for dispensing and distributing medicine. You'll work to legal and ethical guidelines to ensure the correct and safe supply of medical products to the general public.

    This is a customer-facing role and you'll be involved in maintaining and improving people's health by providing advice and information, as well as supplying prescription medicines. You'll also sell over-the-counter medical products and instruct patients on the use of medicines and medical appliances.

    Community pharmacists work in high street pharmacies, supermarkets, local healthcare center's and GP surgeries.

    I would enjoy a career as a community pharmacist as it would be very rewarding however I would’ve hoped for a better pay.



            My career in Science  by the student from Ireland




    Here are a few future occupations that I would be interested in working in the science field of careers:

    • Hospital Pharmacist

    I would like to work in the safe dispensing and use of medicines, providing advice, information and counselling, mostly in a community or hospital setting. Hospital pharmacists are responsible for the ordering, quality testing, storing and security of drugs and medicines in hospitals.

    In addition, they must also ensure an adequate supply of medicine and that it is secure and accounted for. Hospital Pharmacists work closely with doctors and nursing staff to make sure that patients receive the best treatment. This includes discussing appropriate medicines, or safe combinations of drugs in a course of treatment.

    • Research Scientist (Theorist)

    I would like to work in type of occupation as I'm to carry out experiments and investigations to increase scientific knowledge in a range of areas such as life sciences, including physiology, pharmacology, microbiology, plant sciences. I am keen to identify information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events as well as analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.



    My career in Science  by the student from Ireland



    A career I would like to do in the future is a career in welding, especially in tig and mig welding.  (TIG) welding, is an arc welding process that uses a non-consumable tungsten electrode to produce the weld. Having researched tig and mig welding I realize there is a lot of science involved

    The gas shielding that is required to protect the molten metal from contamination and amperage are supplied during the TIG welding operation. TIG welding is a slower process than MIG, but it produces a more precise weld and can be used at lower amperages for thinner metal and can even be used on exotic metals.

    A Tig welders' salary

    A Tig Welder with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 or €37,000 based on 287 salaries. This is a very appealing salary to me because I like welding anyway.

    How does weld work?

    Arc welding uses an electrical arc to melt the steel as well as filler material sometimes called the welding rod for welding joints. Arc welding involves attaching a grounding wire to the welding material or other metal surface.

    Does tig welding spark or spatter

    Create high quality, clean welds. This makes TIG welding ideal for cosmetic welds like sculptures and automotive welds. No sparks or spatter. Because only the necessary amount of filler metal is added to the welding puddle.




    My career in Science  by the student from Ireland



    Science is involved in a Builder/Contactor in many ways. Such as structural, civil, lighting and construction.

    Structural is a part of science because there’s is a lot of measuring and prices numbers to get the structure perfect. Civil is to do with mathematics. Lighting is all about bulbs and different lighting angles. Construction is all to do with focusing on analysis and things that can be made better. I have good interest in this type of work and I have completed many jobs in this area.

    Before doing this essay I didn’t realise how science could be involved in being a builder. Building is most definitely a career I would enjoy and therefore I will have to ensure I am aware of the science elements involved.




    My career in Science  by the student from Ireland


    Are you aware that there is a parasite that can make an ant kill itself? Ophiocordyceps unilateralis is the official name from this horrifying parasite. The way this parasite works is, once it has affected an ant, it begins changing the behavior of this ant until the parasite has almost complete control of the ant’s body. The parasite forces the ant to climb a tree, where it then proceeds to kill the ant and grows into a body that can release spores to infect other ants, thus repeating the cycle. There are other examples of things like this, such as parasites that cause crickets to drown in water so that the wormlike parasite can breed in a wet environment, or a species of wasp which can cause a caterpillar to become a body guard for its larvae while the larvae eat the caterpillar from the inside. You are probably horrified from this information. What could possibly cause a parasite like that to exist and why are they able to control the hosts body? That is one of the main questions asked in the field of Neuro-parasitology.

    Neuro-parasitology is a pretty new field in science that examines how parasites, such as the ones mentioned above, act and why they are able to change the behavior of the creatures they possess. One possible origin for the study of the field is the Italian scientist Francesco Redi, a person considered to be the father of parasitology. The reason so many scientists are interested in neuro-parasitology is because many of the parasites don't have to take over the hosts brain to control the body. It wouldn't be incorrect to say that many of this parasites prefer to take over the body of the creature rather than the mid. A horrifying prospect.

    Luckily, however, most of these neuro- parasites pose little to no threat to humans, preferring to infect insects instead of humans. It is also said by Joanne Webster, a scientist of neuro-parasitology that it would be almost impossible and impractical to make a biological weapon out of these parasites, because the affects that would come of this would be too slow and slow to work. So there is no need to worry about a zombie apocalypse from these parasites. The danger of these body jacking nightmares is confined to the insect kingdom, for better or worse.



    My career in Science  by the student from Ireland



    Formal drift teams.They use science without knowing in every part there is science the way the car is set up how different tyre compounds effect how the car reacts to different surface conditions and how the engine is set up and suspension is up for different tracks 

    And I have great interest in drifting as a I love the rush you get from getting a car on its limits and holding it there and the sound of big power cars screaming and smell of cars running rich and smoke from burning screaming tyres.




    My career in Science by Amira Hamid - Sweden


    My vision about my future career is to become a surgeon and detect new methods to heal people from different diseases. Surgery can be performed on a human or an animal in order to repair and diagnose internal problems. A surgeon is able to remove diseased tissue or organs, repair body systems, or replace diseased organs with transplants. Surgeons can be general surgeons and perform all types of surgery, or they can be specialized, such as heart surgeons or brain surgeons. As for me I will strive to become a cardiothoracic surgeon, a specialist who operates on heart, lungs and other chest organs. I have chosen this specialization in particular because I have always been interested in the heart function due to its important role in the body. Apart from my desire to be a surgeon, there is a lot of hard work that have to be done along the way to what I want to accomplish. Firstly, when applying to medical university, a student has to have the highest grades. Which in the swedish system corresponds almost all A in all courses. Students who are accepted, study medical in almost six years and lastly graduates with the degree General Practitioner (GP).




    My career in science - Forensics scientist

    Zahra Al Azawi, Sweden



    The people who know me probably knows that I'm a person who loves watching series during my spare time. Ever since I was young, I've enjoyed watching Tv-shows of different genres, some of them leaning to the Sci-Fi division, as well as criminaldrama and thriller-series.


    Some of you might be wondering why I´m telling you this. That's because it is due to this fact, that I came across the career of being a forensic scientist. The serie to view this possibility for me was actually “The Flash”, which is mainly about the main character Barry Allen who manages to be the hero of an entire city (Sci-Fi), while working with the FBI as a forensics scientist.


    As you can tell, this pretty much opened up my eyes to this profession. As time went by and I got to see other TV-shows containing persons with the same profession, I became even more interested due to the fact that you have to be very careful and specific, (which I would describe myself as) when collecting and analyzing scientific evidence in different crime scenes.


    As a forensic scientist, you usually have a bachelor`s degree in forensic science or a related field, such as a biology, chemistry or physics. Your work consists of gathering and analyzing physical evidence as mentioned. Although I know these kind of investigators work long hours a day, and usually are forced to work under disressing conditions, I am very much hope to achieve this goal after graduating high school.