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Abby T. Feb 26 239 views

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...

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Abby T. Feb 16 189 views

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...

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Lyndi B. Nov 20, 2019 143 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...


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Anthony T. Jul 24, 2019 282 views
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Jeremy B. Jun 11, 2018 489 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...

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Sarahfina P. May 20, 2016 646 views

As a scientist, how do you find a job that allows you to study the material, but pays well?

From what I've hear, the higher paying jobs are mostly paper pushing, or directing other research, not hands on work. scientist science laboratory career career-counseling...


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jignesh S. May 19, 2016 847 views

How do I become a scientist?

I want know about scientist lab and what are they doing with chemicals? teaching technology science laboratory...


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Alexandra C. Sep 27, 2017 443 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...

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Azandia T. Feb 21, 2017 552 views
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Onyinye I. May 23, 2016 895 views

Can I use my BS in Biology when I graduate to work as a forensic tech? If so, what hard and soft skills are required?

I want to work while attending graduate school for Crime Scene Investigation. I am currently taking organic chemistry where I will be learning about the GC mass spectrometer. I also have other laboratory skills I have learned in college. career biology career-counseling forensic laboratory...


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Mary H. Mar 21, 2017 727 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...


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Bryan L. Oct 31, 2016 557 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...


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Bryan L. Oct 31, 2016 463 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...

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Megan G. Oct 30, 2016 620 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...

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Miranda R. Oct 27, 2016 704 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...


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Miranda R. Oct 27, 2016 617 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...


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Miranda R. Oct 27, 2016 594 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....

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Amanda M. Oct 25, 2016 1998 views

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...

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Emily S. Oct 22, 2016 866 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...


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Cheyanne L. Oct 22, 2016 436 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?...

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Silas T. Aug 03, 2016 701 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...


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Onyinye I. May 23, 2016 522 views

What are the needed skill set required for forensic science careers?

I am a biology major. I became interested in forensics due to loving many science subjects. I became torn when I looked over careers that dealt with all the different fields of science. It was only when I took criminology that I started to look at the forensics field. I am really looking...

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Mira S. May 19, 2016 690 views

In your personal opinion, is it better to do research with a company or a university? Why?

I know that I want to be a researcher. I have been thinking about neurology, but I know it will be in the biological field. I am just unsure about whether or not I want to work as a professor at a university or a scientist at a company. I know there are pros and cons to both. My father is a...

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Cristian S. May 15, 2016 818 views

What are the steps that a virologist under goes to investigate an unknown virus?

My interest career wise is investigation. I'm less than 3 months away to start my bachelors degree in Biology and I have been thinking into what branch I'll be delving in to once I finish it. One of them is virology. I understand that this studies the deseases that viruses cause in an organism....

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tia F. May 13, 2016 469 views
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meghan S. Apr 26, 2016 957 views

How did you decide on your career?

Hi, i am in 9th grade and constantly worry about my future. I am always online googling information that i hope will give me something to let me know that i would be useful in a certain profession. I want to understand how people came to choose their professions, without knowing if they would...

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