What kind of scientist you are at heart, or want to be? Compare yourself to the chart below based on a study by the Science Council who found there were are 10 main types of science and technology jobs. Share in the comments below – perhaps also tell us how it compares with your current job.
The Science Council link gives a drier take on this, with a few more details. There’s also a quiz you can take. (Report back here! Some may prefer to just think about the options, as I do.)
I’ve previously suggested that students consider the ‘fit’ of the type of work they want to do, and what each type of job offers. There’s more to science and technology than universities and academia. This is taken from a poster at Ada Lovelace Day. It’s built on the results of a study by the Science Council, who identified ten types of scientists.
Some may find that they are a blend of more than one. (I do!)
There’s lots more at the Ada Lovelace Day resource page. They also have ‘The Amazingly Enormous Careers Poster’, for example, and classroom exercises. You can also support their work.
The original is in two-column format: I’ve presented it as a two one-column images to make it more readable, especially for those using smaller screens.
I should really write ‘STEM worker’ rather than ‘scientist’. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.
All images are from Ada Lovelace Day. My feature image is their ‘icon’ image.