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    My brother was working for decent money in a job where he sat in the office with nice people but doing work he found uninteresting and ultimately dull. It was comfortable.


    He recently switched to a job where he gets less money (ok, only about 20% less). Now he gets to play around with toys all day (gadgets, technology products), gets to be creative (write about them) and fly around the world all expenses paid (see them at trade shows). He works in an office building. Upstairs, a popular mens magazine does photo shoots with top models and eye candy.

    He really likes his new job.
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    If your a scientist or engineer, after you get your degree etc train as a Patent Attorney - that pays very well (so do all jobs in law) plus youll be using your knowledge of science/engineering a lot.

    The pay prospects are heightened by the fact that there are a lot of lawyers around, but not many of them know about the REAL stuff like science and enginnering - deeming them completely and utterly useless.
    There is a great demand for Patent Attorneys - particulary im told in the chemical/pharmaceutical industry.

    I want to go into chemistry, but am also, like you, considering the money aspect of life 'at the bench'.
    Im considering, when I graduate/complete postgrad research to go into patents as its a very worthwhile profession.

    Another - if your into maths - is an Actuary - arguably one of the best-paid jobs in the Finance sector - but unfortunately dead boring (but possibly not if you enjoy maths).
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    my uncle is a patent attorney and he says its really boring- involves lots of nit-picking, dealing with crazy rich companies who try to patent everything possible- then trying to sue smaller rival companies for doing really basic stuff cos they have it patented first- anyways its an evil job- but very well paid.
    as for actuary- i would definitely disagree that its one of the best paid jobs in finance when you compare it with ib, general banking etc, i dont know why everyone thinks its so well paid
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    (Original post by ChemistBoy)
    Money. Doing a job for fun doesn't help you support a family and you generally get treated like **** anyway in low paid jobs.
    What job do you do now you've done your chemistry degree?
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    (Original post by Rouge)
    my uncle is a patent attorney and he says its really boring- involves lots of nit-picking, dealing with crazy rich companies who try to patent everything possible- then trying to sue smaller rival companies for doing really basic stuff cos they have it patented first- anyways its an evil job- but very well paid.
    as for actuary- i would definitely disagree that its one of the best paid jobs in finance when you compare it with ib, general banking etc, i dont know why everyone thinks its so well paid
    Actuary is minimum risk (if you are good enough to be one), secure and the pay is guarenteed to be comfortable.
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    After, hearing all these, I feel it's a bit cheerful, thanks!
 
 
 
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