I have a few questions about becoming a scientist (working in a lab doing research).
1. Are there many jobs out there researching weapons/military equipment and technology. The best example of this that I can think of is from Batman Begins, the character played by Morgan Friedman who works on different technologies, does research, and provides Batman with his equipment. Dumb example but the best I can think of. What should I major in to do this and what companies hire these scientists?
2. What exactly is "research?" I hear this term used all the time but I have a real vague idea of what is actually is. Is it when you perform experiments or read textbooks?
3. What kind of pay should one expect as a scientist?
4. Is it better to major in one of the hard sciences or to major in engineering?
5. In high school is it a must that I take all 3 sciences (Chemisty, Biology, Physics) or can I get away with taking 1 or 2.
Sorry if I'm asking for a lot. Wasn't sure whether to post this here in the engineering forum or in the careers forum but I figured I would get a lot of responses here.