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Interested in science

I'm trying to decide whether to pursue biology or chemistry but i'm not sure which would pay better and would be easier and less stressful. #science #chemistry #biology

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Madison’s Answer

A lot of schools offer Biochemistry as a major, so you can study both if you want, no need to choose!

You could also double major in both Biology and Chemistry.

My advice is to only apply to schools that have Biology, Chemistry, AND Biochemistry majors. You might have to choose one when you apply, or maybe not. Some schools don't make you choose right away so you have more time to decide. Some schools will also let you switch majors if you end up liking one better than the other.

I don't know of any differences in pay or stress levels between Biology and Chemistry, so I can't help with that. But I think would depend on you personally. Some people love biology, others find it stressful. So my advice for that is to try out both biology and chemistry and figure out what is most fun and least stressful for you.
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James’s Answer

Jose, first think about which subject you enjoy more. Are you naturally more comfortable with biology or chemistry? If you really enjoy one of these subjects, you may find that studying and learning about it isn't stressful because it's something you really enjoy doing. It may not always be easy, but that's ok, you'll want to challenge yourself a little, because that's how you'll learn and grow. You may want to ask a high school chemistry or biology teacher to talk with you about each subject and help you research what careers that biologists and chemists find themselves in. I think you'll be amazed and how many different careers might be available to you. Good Luck!

Thank you comment icon I totally agree with James. The whole goal of going to college is to end up in a job that you love and can progress in. Progressing in a job is generally dependent on how well you do and how well you do is often dependent on how much you love it. If you are one of those people who can't sit still all day, then a desk job is probably not for you. So, think about not only the subject matter, but picture yourself doing something every day to figure out if that is the kind of work environment that you would enjoy. One of the best ways to understand more about possible careers in those areas would be by taking an unpaid internship or seeing if you could find an opportunity to do job shadowing in one or more of those areas. Best of luck to you! Kathy Romano
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