• Question: How old are you when you got this job?

    Asked by Alysia to Nicola on 12 Jun 2019.
    • Photo: Nicola Johnstone

      Nicola Johnstone answered on 12 Jun 2019:


      Just over 30 – it takes around 7-10 years to gain the qualifications needed for the type of scientific work I do. I had lots of experience when training so it wasn’t all study. But mostly, people in my filed will be around 28+ when they qualify.

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