Im considering doing a BS in chem, but only on the basis that I will do a PHD as well because I'd like to do R&D at a pharm company, I my dream job would be working with a team of chemists synthesizing organic compounds.
My interest lies in Organic Synthesis, I just love it. But are the stories true that you spend all your days and hours in the lab? What is the usual requirement for a PHD?
Is the base starting salary 60-80k? What is your life overall like meaning social life etc?