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Is it possible to be an interdisciplinary engineer/scientist?

Iʻm currently interested in both the medical and environmental field and Iʻm wondering if thereʻs a way where I can combine these two fields into a career. #medicine #environmental #engineering

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Lauren’s Answer

There are lots of ways! Governmental Public Health Organizations, including local, State and Federal careers often combine both fields. You could try starting there. Good luck!
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Marina’s Answer

Hi! You can try looking into Environmental Health studies or a Public Health discipline. Both of those fields would combine a background in medical knowledge and environmental research and data.

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Peter’s Answer

Cheyson:

A career in Occupational Health specifically combines both health and engineering disciplines and would be a great avenue for you to explore. In addition environmental engineers frequently work at cleaning up hazardous waste sites (environmental remediation). Formal site risk analysis and health aspects of worker safety combine <span style="color: rgb(67, 58, 83); background-color: transparent;">health and environmental disciplines you seek to work in. I urge you to explore these two possibilities.</span>

<span style="color: rgb(67, 58, 83); background-color: transparent;">Good Luck, Pete Sturtevant</span>

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G. Mark’s Answer

One of my first patents involved applying principles from a book I was reading about how the human brain works, but using it to allow computer networks an easy way to recover from failures. Over 80% of innovations occur from applying known principles to something from some other, seemingly unrelated most of the time, areas. It's not only possible to be an interdisciplinary engineer or scientist, it seems to be the most fruitful way of adding the world's intellectual property and making people happier. Add to this the fact that understanding one science is often the key to understanding more about another -- i. e., the abundance of analogies in nature -- it makes learning new stuff easier. Knowing about other fields makes you sought out and valuable and able to help the team in new ways.

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