What do you do at work?
Could you describe a typical day, please. What do you like best and
worst? I dropped this question before, but haven't received an answer
yet. ionic woman
This question will vary depending on the chemist.
graduate student doing research at the University of Wisconsin-
Milwaukee. A typical day would be to set up and run some reactions that
Each one takes about one and a half hours to complete.
In the mean time, I'll do the write-up of what I'm trying to
Once the reactions are done, I have to do a lot of number
..calculations to figure out if the data from the instruments
I'm using is valuble, makes sense, is useless, and so on.
so most of this work.
When the calculations are done, I have to
figure out why what happened, happened.
There are meetings twice a
week with other members of the research group and professors.
brainstorm about what happened during the week with the projects and
where we can go from what we have.
Teaching duties are also
intertwined in my week.
Hope this helps.
If you want specifics, let
Less than 12 months $32,000 $44,500 $63,250
12-36 months $35,000 $45,000 $72,500
More than 12 months $34,000 $54,000 $77,500
Job Success Step One. First, if you haven
t already done so, make a thorough
examination of yourself as to whether you really do want to go into chemistry and
become a chemist. Do you know what becoming a chemist entails? Spend a few days, or
longer, doing this self examination. Just make sure that becoming a chemist is really what