Toxicologists study the presence and level of toxins in human beings, animals, plants, and the environment. They are the people that assess the effects of chemicals on the human body. Essentially, they are the reason that we have warning labels on things such as cleaning supplies and hair products. Toxicologists work to make sure we keep the toxins out and the good things in. If interested in toxicology, be prepared to spend plenty of time doing lab work, and being the brains behind the scenes to prevent the next big health toxin scare.
Important Qualities: Meticulous, Experimental, Compassionate
Questions to ask yourself:
- Have you always wondered how toxic chemicals affect the human body?
- Do you thoroughly enjoy laboratory work?
- Do you often find yourself in doing searches about the chemicals that you come across in your everyday life?
- Do you ever wonder about the chemicals in our everyday products and how they affect us, animals, plants, and our environment?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then becoming a Toxicologist might be the right career path for you.