Being a bioengineering researcher was one of the most fun work experiences that I have had. As a researcher you get to ask difficult questions that interest you, and go out exploring to try and find the answer. In contrast with to many other engineering jobs, the goal of being a researcher is to produce understanding, rather than producing results or products. This being the case, as a researcher you can focus on learning and understanding the world around you. One of the things that I disliked about being a researcher was that it is easy to become emotionally attached to your experiments. When your experiments are going well, you feel like you are on top of the world– but when you have a failed experiment, it can be very discouraging.