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RE: What do scientists do? How can I become one?

Apurva Kumar Pandya, PhD
Apurva Kumar Pandya, PhD
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Dear Aspirant,

Thanks for putting up your query at www.careerguide.com! Well, your question is very broad. Answering your questions, without adequate information about your area of study, and career interests. I would specifically like to learn from you,preferred area of study, your interests, and skills.

I will try to provide broad answer, which may perhaps help you.

What do scientists do?

Scientists are professionals who study  specific theme of the broad domain (pro-social behavior, physiological reaction to medicine, brain etc. ), its pattern and explain how things work using scientific methodology. They identify factors, processes or laws that facilitates certain measurable outcomes.

How they do?

  • Observe
  • Classify
  • Measure/Test
  • Analyze
  • Infer/Predict
  • Communicate research outcomes
  • Utilize outcomes for future research/policy or program


Areas of study:

Scientist work in following areas, but not limited to:

  • Engineering and Technology
  • Social Science (Psychology, Sociology, Social Work etc.)
  • Public Health & nutrition
  • Pure Science (Maths, biology, chemistry, botany etc.)
  • Medicine & Pharmacology

How to become Scientists:

Minimum qualification to become scientist is masters' education in respect field. Research degree such as MPhil/PhD is always preferred and desirable. There are various exams for Government jobs as Scientists. As per your area of interest, you can find out such competitive exams  which can land you a good job as Scientist in Government's Research institutes.

 

Hope this is helpful. If you still have queries, feel free to revert back.

With Best Wishes,

Apurva Kumar Pandya, PhD

 

 

 

 

 

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