In this article, we will see:
- What is science?
- Why so many students take up science every year? What attracts people in science?
- Is a career in science really exciting?
- What is the scope of science in today’s world?
We will answer all these questions so that you can make a decision for yourself – is science the best fit for you?
First of all, what is science?
Science covers the study of the natural world or everything around us – by collecting data, conducting experiments, etc. It involves collecting information to test new ideas or to disprove old ones.
Science offers three main career paths:
- Doctor / dentist / pharmacy (medical field)
- Engineer (various sub-fields) / Architects
- Research fellow/ scientist
Some people also excel in one of the science subjects – PCB and go on to become teachers or college professors.
Why so many students take up science every year? What attracts people in science?
Science offers some of the best and high earning jobs – both in our country as well as abroad. There are also a lot of job openings in the field of science. Not only this, students who have studied science (medical or non-medical) also have the option of choosing arts/commerce in their college, or graduate level. This means that if you opt for let’s say PCM in 11-12th, but realize that you want to pursue commerce or want to become a CA, you can switch and choose to study commerce or B.Com very easily. This, in turn, helps science students to choose from a wide range of career options.
Is a career in science exciting?
Definitely, yes! Not only a career in science very rewarding, but the study of science is also very exciting – it is filled with a lot of questions as well as answers!
Science not only enables us to observe the natural wonders of our world, it also allows us to make sense of it.
- Why is sky blue?
- Why do animals form swarms?
- How do birds learn to sing?
- Can we travel in time?
- How do ballet dancers spin on their toes?
- Can superheroes exist!?
- What does Mars look like!?
These are only some of the questions that science helps us to answer.
All you need is a question – and science then teaches you to take those questions and test these yourselves for their accuracy.
As you can guess, you will not be able to figure out all the answers in one day – it’s all about innovation, discovery, and research. It’s all about trying things, doing experiments and making exhilarating scientific breakthroughs. It’s all about doing things that nobody else has ever done before. It’s all about improving people’s lives, improving commercial enterprises and developing our knowledge and understanding of people, nature, the world and the universe.
The phrase “the sky’s the limit” doesn’t even apply to careers in science. Much like the universe, careers in scientific research and development are literally limitless; new things can always be discovered and things can always be improved.
What is the scope of science in today’s world?
Studying science trains your brain how to be logical and to think clearly and, as mentioned above, to become a better problem-solver which are important for all kinds of jobs, whether in the sciences or not. This is the reason why you would see many science graduates moving into management positions within companies where these skills can be put to best use.
Different people have different reasons to study science:
- Some find it exciting – the feeling of being able to figure out an answer to anything!
- Some want to help others and make society a better place to live – most of the problems that you see around us today can be solved with technological advancements – like finding a new energy source. Science tells you a lot about how things work. It could be the universe or your car or a mobile phone app or a satellite. Science teaches you how the natural world works, from an atom to a galaxy. We live in a world that is becoming increasingly dependent on technology. Studying science lets you understand how to apply principles of the natural world to develop solutions for common problems.
- Some just want a successful job – Jobs in this sector stretch across so many different fascinating areas. It’s not limited to simple chemistry, physics or maths. Thousands of specialisms exist even in these fields – from astrophysics and marine biology to zoological sciences and pharmacology.
Having said this, studying and pursuing a career in science is not easy, and requires a high amount of hard work and rigor.
And remember that whatever it is, you need to have a true interest and passion for what you are doing. The world doesn’t need more engineers or doctors or pilots, it needs more passionate people doing their job wholeheartedly.