How much paperwork is involved with being a chemist?
I don't know what I want to be when I grow up, or rather I don't know what I don't want to be. I'm interested in science, so my top careers are physicist, chemist, astronomer, and engineer. I've found chemistry really interesting lately but it seems like there would be a bit too much paperwork and I'm not sure I would like it as much if there was. I specifically mean boring or tedious paperwork, math problems, graphing data, and other stuff like that is fine. #chemical-engineering
I agree with the other respondents that chemists always have to communicate their results, somehow. These days that can involve little to no paper, but it usually involves at least some writing...and chemists always have to keep good records!
I don't think you will escape communicating in any of these fields, but that communication may be more or less mathematical (chemists probably have to do more non-mathematical communication than most physicists, astronomers, and engineers).