• Question: What qualifications are needed to have a job in science ?

    Asked by ConorDevoy to Aisling, Anil, Claire, Leona, Micki on 7 Nov 2015. This question was also asked by Luke Smullen, JosephOL1, Darragh Barra Bread.
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      Micki Mitchell answered on 7 Nov 2015:

      Well, it depends what you want to do, really. You can get some jobs with a diploma. You have a lot more options with a degree. If you want to work in academia or research, you would need a postgraduate qualification.

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      Anil Jain answered on 9 Nov 2015:

      Typically Bachelors. The more the degree the more specialized a person becomes.

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      Leona Mc Girr answered on 9 Nov 2015:

      Well you need a bachelors degree and then if you want to specialise in something, you will need a masters and a PhD.

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      Claire O'Connell answered on 10 Nov 2015:

      It depends on what aspect of science you would like to work in but generally a Bachelors degree is needed and maybe a healthy dose of patience but I’m fairly sure you can’t get a degree in that.