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i know i want something related to biology and maybe a lab, or forensics; but i dont know what can fit into a biology carrear that i feel accomplished. I was looking for biomedical engineering, please give me examples and more majors/ideas.
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Julio’s Answer

Hey Jemima!,

Biomedical Engineering is a great major and good place to start when looking into Biology careers that you want to do. Some similar ones in your respective interests could be:

-Forensic Biologist
- Doctor
- Genetics
- Biotechnology

These are just a few of many Biology careers out there, but keep in mind that with your goal for a lab/researcher path, you will need to complete graduate programs and achieve PhD's for many of these before you can qualify for lab careers. This will take about 8-9 years depending on your pace through undergrad and graduate schools. This is where engineering comes into play, with an engineering degree you are able to begin your career much sooner with simply an undergraduate degree, but keep in mind that usually engineering majors have much more heavy workloads throughout college with harder courses. STEM majors are the majors that must study the most out of all majors out there and deal some of the hardest classes as well, such as the infamous Organic Chemistry course that is considered to be the hardest class in college.

With that being said, if you do achieve any of these degrees, you will have a good chance of finding jobs with any graduate or engineering degree, the job market definitely needs more engineers and future scientists. Everything comes at a cost, but if you do pursue STEM, it pays off in the end with some of the highest salaries out of all majors, good job growth and opportunities, and highly respected positions as well.

Hope that helped Jemima!

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Ghenna’s Answer

Hello Jemima,

The good thing about majoring in Biology is that you have many options, ranging from teaching in a classroom to becoming a healthcare professional. For example, I majored in Biological Science and minored in Child Development and that qualified me as working in an elementary classroom and assisting in the science curriculum. I personally enjoy science as well as working with children, so I have decided to pursue Pediatric Dentistry. One can major and minor in multiple subjects, which allows you study what you want and enjoy. In college, you have the opportunity to join a variety of clubs and organizations that will allow to gain insight (and shadow) and information about a variety of occupations. This will allow you to learn more about a career before dedicating yourself to a profession. There are also courses you can take that will give you more information. I also advise meeting with a counselor or advisor in the department of interest and discuss your goals and interests. They can provide a map of what you should do moving forth. Since you are interested in lab (research), you can speak to a faculty member of your department and ask more about their research and ask to join or volunteer in their research lab.

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Margaret’s Answer

Hi Jemima,
Biology is an incredibly diverse field. You can do almost anything that you put your mind to. The best way to figure out what you are actually interested in is to go hands on. Find an internship, take lab-oriented classes, shadow, go to networking events where professionals talk about their jobs. And keep in mind, just because you get a degree in something, doesn't mean that you are committed to that career path. Many people diversity after their initial degree through certification programs, or even just switching jobs.
Best of luck,