|Dream big, kids.|
What do I mean? Work in science awhile, and you'll collect proper nouns like Halloween candy. Chair of some committee, Head of a department, Scientist 1,2,3,4...infinity. Manager, Director, Prez, Chairman, and of course "Senior" or "Emeritus" appended to every title later in life.
Germane to our earlier discussion about chemistry "life coaches," I feel the community needs a list of all the different things you can do in chemistry, parsed artificially by job description. Here goes, from bottom to top, best I can muster (suggestions welcome!):
That Kid who likes Science
Test Tube Washer
Science Fair Winner
Science Fair Judge
|Hey, look, a hyper-literal metaphor!|
Chief Scientific Officer
Knight / Dame
|(see post title)|
...and, of course: "Emeritus" (everything above).
Readers, what did I miss on this life expedition? Suggest 'em in the comments, and I'll toss suggested titles in where I think they fit best.