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Im passionate about anatomy (Particularly Nervous, Endocrine, Respiratory) , biology, engineering, and computing. I am a sophomore in high school and have very little of an idea as to where to go or what career is right for me. Any ideas?

Asked Sacramento, California

I recently have been thinking a lot about the future and what I should aim for after high school gets done. #engineering #medicine #biology #computer #surgery #biotechnology #anatomy

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Alexander’s Answer

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Hi Kenneth!

It's great that you're interested in a broad range of STEM subjects, and like others above have suggested, I think looking into the field of Biomedical Engineering could spark your interest. I personally am such an engineer working on the delivery systems of cardiovascular interventional treatments (i.e. catheter based therapies). I enjoy my job because I get to work on the next generation of life saving medical devices, and getting to see a patient regain their quality of life back from losing everything makes the job satisfying. Let me know if you have any questions, I'd be happy to answer them!

Alexander recommends the following next steps:

  • Determine if you want to work directly with patients (i.e. a doctor or nurse) or would you like to work with medical professionals to help patients get better (i.e. an engineer)

William’s Answer

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With your interest I would seriously consider a career in medicine. There are so many avenues in medicine which can offer you great professional satisfaction, i.e., research, research and clinical medicine, clinical medicine, molecular biology, pathology, pathology and research, etc.

Hope I have been of some help.

Bill Cox

Peter’s Answer

Updated Kent, Washington

Kennith:

With your keen interest in anatomy and related disciplines, you should probably seek a college major in Biology. Your interests might steer you toward the molecular side of biology, such as molecular biology or biochemistry. With your interest in computers, you could ultimately move into computational biology, perhaps as a graduate degree. Scientists are constructing computer models to explore complex biological topics and this would combine your love for biology with your aptitude for computers. Of course, you can also consider pursuing medical school, as suggested above. You'll have lots of time in college to ponder your future career as you gain more insight through your courses.

Good luck, Pete Sturtevant, PE

Amit ’s Answer

Updated San Jose, California

Hello Kenneth,

Based on your statement, it seems to me you are very well suited to become a Biomedical Engineer. I speak this from personal experience, that this major provides one of the best interdisciplinary education platforms! Feel free to ask me any other questions you have!

Best, Amit