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Maddy227 views

How do I get used to surgery smells and views?

How do I get used to the surgery smells/visuals? I have shadowed a research neuroscience lab that operates on mice for a couple of months now, and the scents/sights of the needles and mice still make me queasy. How do I overcome this?

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How can I reach out to science labs asking for an internship as a high school student?

Could anyone provide email templates for requesting a medical or chemistry internship as a high school student trying to work with popular and selective research labs?

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What are the different roles you can work inside of a laboratory?

Note: this is part of our Professionals series where volunteers share questions they wish they saw on the platform

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Hello! My name is David and I am a current high school student. I'm conducting an interview with any professional in Genetic Counseling field for a Foundations in Health Science Class project about careers! I have created a total of 13 questions. Comment on this post, answering all 13 questions to be apart of my assignment.

1. What profession did you choose? Why? 2. How many years of college did you need to go through? 3. What jobs did you work before you landed your present professional job? 4. How can I decide if I should earn a Ph.D. in this field? 5. Were you in a college program? 6. Did you have to pivot and go back to school at a later date? 7. Did you shadow another professional in the field? 8. Did you join any school clubs related to your current profession? 9. Was there a particular subject you struggled with during your school years? 10. What skill sets did you learn or gain while pursuing your career? Please answer directly and numbered

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How can I be a successful medical laboratory scientist?

I'm a junior in high school who wants to pursue a career in medical lab sciences. Maybe in diagnostics or research? My favorite classes so far were AP Psychology, Biology, Anatomy, and Chemistry.

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Madeline281 views

How do scientific researchers come up with their ideas?

I'm an 11th grader in some biotechnology classes, and it's got me very interested in pursuing a career in medical research. However, I don't really understand how researchers come up with their ideas. Is there a list out there to choose from, or do people come up with them themselves? Because I've been trying and never came up with anything.

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Vanessa546 views

What is the quickest track to become a clinical lab scientist?

clinical lab scientist

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What job would you reccommend for lab work and research other than chemistry and microbiology?

For example, working with cells, tissue, etc. As well as working with microscopes, possible genetic engineering, bacteria.

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What do I need to do in order to qualify for an MLT certification?

I am nearing the end of my M.S. program in Biology and I do not have an MLT certification that a lot of CLIA laboratory jobs require. Only a few colleges provide an MLT program and I can't afford a $5k program right now. The other option is to spend three years in a clinical lab but no lab has responded because they all require an MLT to begin with, so I have no idea how to actually qualify for the MLT certification exam despite having a B.S. in Biology and soon an M.S. in the same field. What do I need to do that is affordable and practical for me to get an MLT certification? I desperately need professional advice, as my professors do not even know how MLT certification works.

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Noel386 views

what is the differences between a veterinary assistant and a laboratory animal caretaker?

I am trying to learn the differences between those two trades to understand better and see how each one does and see it as possible that is a good career and put myself there or not

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Abby646 views

What's the difference between working in a lab and working in R&D for a company?

I'm graduating with my bachelor's degree in physics this May (yay!), and I learned that I loved working in the lab, performing experiments, doing computational analyses, drawing conclusions, etc. I'd love to work in a lab at some point but there seem to be a lot of entry barriers for physicists who don't have a higher degree. I'm wondering what the main differences are between working in a lab and working in a research and development role in industry. Any insight appreciated!

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I need some help figuring out my plans after college!

This question is very specific to me, but may help others in a similar position. I am a junior in college studying health science with a specialization in biomedical science. I really want to become a medical technologist (not a technician). In your opinion, what is the best path to accomplish this? Should I receive an associates in MLS in order to get ASCP certified? Should I go to grad school for lab science? Is there a related graduate degree I can receive that will still allow me to work in a lab (preferable hospital/clinic lab)? Thank you! #health #career-path #medicallabscience #medicaltechnologist #labtechnologist #graduateschool #laboratory #labscience #student

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Is it worth earning a Master’s degree if I want to become a medical lab scientist?

I really would love to be working hands-on in a hospital laboratory for my career. Are master’s degrees in MLS reserved for people who plan on working in management positions? I know I can take courses in medical lab technology and eventually take the ASCP exam for certification. Will a master’s degree guarantee higher salary while still remaining within a lab doing hands-on work? Sorry for the long winded question- I know it could’ve been worded better! #scientist #laboratory #labscientist #MLS #medicallabtechnologist #medicallabscientist #medicaltechnologist

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Lyndi547 views

How much chemistry is required at the high school and college level to become a medical lab tech?

I am a Junior and am involved in 3 sports and extracurricular activities. #medicine #laboratory

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Anthony573 views

What do you enjoy about being Manufacturing Production Technician

#Manufacturing Production Technicians #laboratory

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Anthony477 views

what does a Manufacturing Production Technician do

#Manufacturing Production Technicians #laboratory #electrical-engineering

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Jeremy824 views

Is it necessary to minor in chemistry if I am interested in the criminal forensic laboratory field?

Hello, I am a current student at Xavier University located in Cincinnati, Ohio (Go Muskies!). I am double major in criminal justice and psychology and will hope to complete Xavier University with a bachelor degree in science. With my immense passion for justice, I want to take my bachelor degree to criminal forensic lab. However, I am concern that I may or may not be on the correct path in making my way to what I want to pursue in my career option. My concern is if whether I should continue my double major with criminal justice and psychology and go forth a minor in chemistry. Another option that I had in mind was if I should consider psychology as a minor and make chemistry my actual second major? I have already proceeded to gain required hours for my psychology major is that helps with anyone answering my question(s)/concern. I would appreciate anyones guidance, professional or not. Thank you! -Jeremy B. #fafsa #xavieru #xavieruniveristy #1kscholarship #studentloan #scholarship #financialaid #lowincome #jesuitcollege #musketeer #criminaljustice #criminal #science #psychology #chemistry #justice#forensic #lab #laboratory

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Alexandra744 views

Tips for getting into psychology labs?

I'm an undergraduate right now, and I've heard it's essential to have lab experience to get into Ph.D programs. What kinds of things should I put on a resume to get accepted into these labs? How should I go about contacting the directors of the labs? I'm okay playing politics in these situations as long as I can still do so professionally. Thanks in advance! #psychology #laboratory #resume #research #graduate-school

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Mary1009 views

Is it possible to study Medicine after undertaking a bachelaor deree in Medical Laboratory science and Biotecnology?

I study Chinese in Taiwan and after I finished my one year of studying Chinese language I want to study Medical Laboratory Science and Biotechnology because it is the only program offered in English besides engineering courses. However my dream is to study Medicine. #medicine #biotechnology #laboratory

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Azandia778 views

How much does a forensic scientist get paid monthly

Salary on monthly #forensic #laboratory #financial-planning

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Bryan838 views

How essential is your degree type (BS, MS, Phd) in the research field?

I would like to know how the different degree types could impact my role in the research field. Is there an incentive to continuing my education past a bachelor's degree? #science #research #biochemistry #laboratory #lab-technician

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Bryan699 views

What boundaries, if any, can limit a Research Assistant's role in conducting experiments to produce results?

I would like to know how successful I can expect to be as a Research Assistant. My goal is to study Biochemistry and work in a laboratory finding cures for diseases. My dream is to incorporate my passion for science into a career that will provide unlimited growth and success. #science #research #biochemistry #laboratory

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Megan1017 views

Which do you find better when it comes to the pharmacy world, working in a research lab or a pharmacy in a drug store/hospital?

I have been accepted into a pre-pharmacy program and I am hoping to finish school with a Pharm-D. I feel that a research lab will be better for me because I want to help in finding things like the cure to cancer or the cure to Alzheimer's and I believe that the cure is in medicine. I want to know what its like from different viewpoints and which, in the long run, will be better for me. #medicine #research #pharmacy #pharmacists #pharmacist #medical-research #laboratory #pharmd

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Miranda1031 views

How much room is there for me to grow?

I really enjoy team management too, so I was wondering if I would be able to be promoted or move up after so many years of experience. I would also need to know if a lot of team work goes on in the laboratory. #science #biology #management #chemistry #laboratory #team-leadership #teamwork #forensic-scientist

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Miranda1009 views

What does a regular work day of forensic scientists consist of?

I want to know how often I will be preforming experiments, collecting data, analyzing data, or collaborating with a team so that I know that it is the best fit for me. #science #biology #chemistry #criminology #laboratory #crime-scene-investigator #forensic-science #teamwork

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Miranda1020 views

Are there only certain forensic scientists that are asked to go crime scenes to investigate and gather data?

I am physically disabled and I enjoy and prefer working in lab settings. I wouldn't be comfortable with going to crime scenes and having to be extra careful with my steps or worrying about how I will help gather evidence if I have to squat or be in positions that are difficult for me to get in. If a large part of this career is being present at the crime scene for evidence collection, I may reconsider my decision. #science #biology #chemistry #criminology #laboratory #detective #crime-scene-investigator #forensic-science

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With a forensic science degree with a concentration in biology, what is to be expected job-wise?

I intend to major in forensic science (biology, not chemistry), but even after quite a lot of research, I'm finding it quite difficult figuring out what exactly one does if they have biology as the concentration (for the major). I prefer biology over chemistry, so I'm just wondering if a major in forensic biology would allow me to collect and possibly analyze trace evidence such as fingerprints, blood, fibers, etc. I've also found that crime scene technicians/investigators are usually just police officers who've been working for many years and are given the job of collecting evidence, so does this mean I would first have to become an officer before I can work at crime scenes? I know this is a lot, but I'm really interested in the collecting aspect (more so trace evidence than DNA) , so would a major in forensic biology allow me to work in both a lab and at crime scenes? I also have one more question. A lot of sources claim that forensic chemists work primarily in labs, so I was wondering if this is true for forensic biologists as well. #biology #chemistry #forensics #laboratory #forensic-analysis #crime-scene-investigator #analyst #evidence

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Emily1201 views

What are some careers that involve both the science and medical fields but are more based in a lab setting?

Im asking because I am interested in the medical field and the science field and I want to know what types of careers involve these two fields #medicine #science #biomedical #laboratory

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Cheyanne670 views

Is it smart to take advantage of a Build-Your-Own-Program at a college you're interested in?

My dream college doesn't offer my exact degree (Medical Laboratory technology). However, they have a system that if they do not offer your degree, they have a "build your own program". Is it smart to do so? Will the program here be less valuable than a school who already offers the program? #college #medicine #technology #college-admissions #college-majors #choosing-a-major #laboratory

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Silas958 views

Is a better choice to graduate in a school with a biotechnology program or a school that has just a biology major and concentration in Biotech

Am a junior college student majoring in Biotechnology. Am asking my question because I want to make a better choice for my degree #tech #marine-biology #biotechnology #laboratory #forensic-analysis

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