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I'm interested in science and coding fields, what kinds of jobs would best suit me?

I am a student who I have found thinks in a more logical, factual way than others. I have also found that I am fascinated in biology and how cancer works, however I am also intrigued by the inner workings of computers and enjoy coding. I am very uncertain of the full scope of options that are available to me that fit at least one of these interests, and was wondering what kind of jobs would I be best fit for? #technology #science #computer-science #biology #computer

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James’s Answer

I highly recommend that you look into bioinformatics and genomics. Bioinformatics is essentially a blend of computer science and biology - it sounds like this line of work would really appeal to you. There are masters programs devoted to Bioinformatics, though I imagine that in college you can get experience by taking both biology and computer science courses.

To give you one practical example of a job: a family member of mine studied biology at college, received a masters in bioinformatics, and now works as a bioinformatics engineer at a bioinformatics consulting firm.
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Shams’s Answer

If you enjoy coding, there are plenty of software engineering jobs in big tech companies, startups and many other options. If you like something that intersects both of your interest there are complex biological problems that are being solved by computer algorithms. So a bio-tech firm can be a good fit that can give you pleasure of working on both the topics that you like.
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Adam’s Answer

There is an industry and need for both fields you are interested and they can be combined, either with machine learning opportunities or software engineering, research , data scientist etc
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Mayra’s Answer

Great question!

I had a bit of the same problem but found myself more lenient towards the science aspect. However, I am minoring in Bioinformatics and Genomics which overall has an aspect feeling of both in which you are able to use different software to contribute to science. On top of that, you can even pursue a plan in Bioengineering and Biotechnology as well! These all have well-versed mixtures of the field you're debating! Definitely look into some of these options as I think they may really interest you!
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Shubhra’s Answer

I will suggest two options for you 1. Engineering in Biotechnology -a very close friend of mine with this degree, worked with a health care company as a research scientist.
2. You can do Computer Science Engineering and then you can focus working in healthcare domain.
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