• Question: Does science pay the bills?

    Asked by Giller_98 to Colin, John, Kevin, Shikha, Triona on 10 Nov 2014. This question was also asked by Yoshi.
    • Photo: John Wenger

      John Wenger answered on 10 Nov 2014:

      Yes….it does for me now, but for many years as a student I did not have as much money in my pocket as my friends who were working.
      Still, I would not change anything – I love my job!


    • Photo: Tríona O'Connell

      Tríona O'Connell answered on 10 Nov 2014:

      Well, my (modest) bills are covered at the moment, so yes, yes it does.
      PhD salaries are at the low end of what a scientist will get paid, so I’m expecting to be able to pay more extravagant bills in the future. My friends who are working in jobs outside of the university all seem pretty happy with their situations moneywise.

    • Photo: Shikha Sharma

      Shikha Sharma answered on 11 Nov 2014:

      Hi Giller_98 and Yoshi,

      Yea, I have Marie Curie scholarship for my post doc so they cover all my bills. And they pay a very good salary as well 🙂