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What should I expect by majoring in Biology?

I'm asking this question because I want to ensure that Biology is the right major for me and this major will directly affect my career path in the future. I don't want to go to college for four years and waste my parents money on a major I don't like or isn't a good fit for me. By the way not the medical side of Biology. #zoology #marinebiology #biology

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Ian’s Answer

Biology is not a career where you are going to get rich and there are often little victories sprinkled in with serious crushing defeats. If your only concern is not wasting someones money, a degree in finance or business might be the right track. If you however want a career filled with asking questions and trying to discover what is happening in this world, biology is probably a good fit.
If you are on the fence about studying biology there are two things you can do.
1. Take an introductory biology class (most universities require it anyway) and see if you are inspired.
2. Don't study biology. If you are not passionate about it don't waste the next 40 years of your life doing it.
I love what I do but most people are not remotely interested in it and I don't impress people at dinner parties.
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Teng Keng’s Answer

If your concern is money, get out now. The financial return on your educational investment is low. To make any kind of decent money, you'll need at least a masters. Keep in mind though, relative to other degrees, any kind of ecology major will not result in a high salary.
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