Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Research Scientist in San Diego:
"Study Hard and Work Hard."
First, study long and hard in your education. Then, put a lot of time and effort in your work. Trust yourself, and don't stifle your own creative ideas or ideas for teaming with other people and groups. Show your employer that you are willing to put in the time to do a job well, including after hours if need be, within reason. Keep communication good with your employer and try to work well with other people. You will succeed!
Research Scientist in San Antonio:
"Know the percent of graduates to job openings."
Know computer software better. Take the time to get minor degrees.
Research Scientist in Johnston:
Agricultural science is a tough path, but can pay well. Many scientists don't make it and that is tough when you've spent so much time in your education. Make sure your major professor is well respected and connected and has a history or graduating his students into jobs or good post-docs.
Agribusiness can be rewarding, but there aren't many companies to choose from which means you are restricted to some degree in where you can live.