How easy is it to pursue a science career later in life?

09 August 2016

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A Student of the University of British Columbia studying for final exams.

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Question

I currently work in the public sector but learned later in life that my real passion is in the sciences. I'm considering reentering university to pursue a science degree. In all of the science podcasts and media I consume, I don't hear much about people entering sciences as a second career. Is this a realistic goal; if so, would you have any recommendations. Massive fan of the Naked Scientists team!

Answer

We put this to our panel of scientists, including Giles Yeo, Matt Middleton and Eleanor Drinkwater...

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