• Question: Hello, throughout all my life I have wanted to be a vetenairy surgeon but have found I am now quite interesting in studying how people think and understanding us humans as a whole. I am curious to know if this job pays well and how interesting you honestly find it and also the types of things you do. Thank you

    Asked by 856cars54 to Rebecca, Joanna on 21 Sep 2016.
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      Rebecca Dewey answered on 21 Sep 2016:

      The field of neuroscience is expanding so rapidly at the moment – the technology we can use to answer these questions is getting bigger and better by the day. I think you will be able to find your own corner of it to interest you and that you will be able to add some knowledge to. It sounds like you’re describing an academic job, perhaps in a university? In which case the pay is quite good – after a PhD you can earn around £28000 a year, and this goes up by over £1000 a year. Also the academic lifestyle is good – the work is engaging and the pace varies, which means that you can be flexible about where and when you work. Holidays are quite good and you might also get to travel internationally for your work too!

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      Joanna Bagniewska answered on 21 Sep 2016:

      You’re looking at an anthropology, psychology or a sociology job then… I don’t think I can help you – I’m a zoologist, so I study animals rather than people. I presume studying people can be pretty interesting though!