I'm good in biology but I don't want to go in medical field. I love engineering but I'm not good in math. So I'm struggling what to do?
I would choose any career related to biology but with less involvement in medical field. I think that kind if job is hard to find but at least I need some kind of suggestions from anyone.
Ann Gianoglio Burk, MBA
The biggest piece of advice I can give is study what you enjoy and the career opportunities will follow. Biology is a good field to study depending on what areas you focus on. Yes, it most often leads to the medical field, but there are options outside of that. A few examples are, Microbiologist, Quality Assurance Tester and Environmental Lawyer. I've included a couple resources to help.
Ann recommends the following next steps:
There's technicians, specialists, consultants, analysts, bioengineers, bioinformatics, biostatistics, machine learning/AI, data science.
A lot of the math you need for bioinformatics and biostatistics is not calculation-based, but theory-based. It's more important to understand how and why it works than do it from scratch (especially when you already have computing machines to do the computing for you. I'm sure you can pick it up with some hard-work and office hours.
Data science & machine learning are promising fields too, and they often require some programming skills.
As others here have said, if you want to do Bio there are a lot of non-medical options as well. Many, like the biology teacher, don't require much tech/math background.
Depending on how much math you are willing to take you can do something more technical in the medical field. Dentistry requires at lest Physic 1 and 2 on college as well as some prerequisites and statistics. This is much less than an engineer would need.
Biology teachers have been in demand in my area high schools. If you have any other questions let me know!
In biology there will be some need for learning math, typically through the level of calculus and often biostatistics can be helpful. The key, I found, is to speak up early. Let the advisors, teachers or professors know you are worried about the course and find ways to get extra help...whether it's from tutors, or spending time with professors or teaching assistants during their office hours getting extra attention.
Good luck and please write back with further questions.
Suzanne recommends the following next steps: