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Posted on Jan 15, 2017

I want to be a biomedical researcher, specifically in the immuno-genetics field. I would prefer to be in California, because the Silicon Valley technology industry cooperates with medical research often. I would like to work at any major research company.

Context: Since middle school, I've developed a passion for science, specifically biology. I didn't know what field I wanted to go into as a career option until my dad told me about the boom of biomedical research and how important it is. I quickly became interested in the subject and researched specific fields, and I came across immuno-genetics, which interests me.
College: I am considering to go to a Univerisity of California branch, USC, or a different university that emphasizes scientific research. For my desired career, I would like to major in either biomedical science, because that specifically relates to the field of research I want to go into, or biochemistry, because that field also correlates to biomedicine and how we can use those discoveries to promote research.
Other Education: I am almost completely sure that I will go to graduate school to earn a master's degree in immunogenetics.
Activities: I am planning to apply for internships for high schoolers and universities near my home, as well as biomedical research companies. Once I turn 16, I will also be eligible to apply for summer biology programs, which I am interested in in order to learn more about my subject.
Job Experience: As I mentioned above, I am going to apply for an internship at several companies or university labs. I will get there by researching grad students or professors at local colleges who specialize in biomedical research, specifically immunogenetics, and research companies that accept high school interns.
Soft Skills: I believe that being proficient at writing is important for my career, because as a researcher, I will be publishing lots of lab reports on my findings. In addition, responsibility, diligence, patience, and carefulness are all critical to running experiments in the lab smoothly.
Hard Skills: I think that a hard skill to learn for a researcher's career is being able to expertly run experiments without harming or endangering anyone involved.
Other: N/A #biology #research #biomedical-science #laboratory

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Katia D. Apr 11, 2017

If I get a Bachelor's in biology, can I get a Master's and PhD in biomedical science?

I'm a high school student who wants to be a biomedical researcher, but most of the colleges that I'm looking at only offer biology and not biomedical science as a major. I'm wondering if I can jump to biomedical science in grad school, even though I didn't major in it in undergrad. #biology...

#science-phd #biomedical #research #biomedical-science #medical-research

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Katia D. Apr 02, 2017

If I want to do research, is a degree in bioengineering necessary?

I'm interested in becoming a researcher in the field of biomedicine, but I'm not sure if I would need to get a BA or Master's in bioengineering in order to do that. #research #biomedical-engineering #biomedical-engineer #biomedical-science...

#bioengineering

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Katia D. Mar 19, 2017

What is the difference between biomedical engineering, medical research, and the pharmaceutical industry?

I'm interested in pursuing a career path in one of the above fields, so I would like some clarification as to what these specific careers entail. #biomedical-engineering #pharmacy #pharmaceuticals #medical-research...

#biomedical-science

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Katia D. Mar 19, 2017

Is biochemistry a good choice to major in for a bachelor's to become a pharmacologist?

I'm thinking about pursuing a career in pharmacology, but I'm not sure what the best major would be in order to become one. #medical #pharmacy #biochemistry #pharmaceuticals #medical-research...

#pharmacology

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Katia D. Mar 19, 2017

What does someone in pharmaceuticals do on a daily basis?

I'm interested in pursuing a career in pharmaceuticals, but I'm not sure what their day-to-day tasks look like. #pharmacy #pharmacists #pharmaceuticals #pharmaceutical-industry #clinical-pharmacy...

#retail-pharmacy

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Katia D. Mar 12, 2017

What does a pharmacologist do on a daily basis?

I'm interested in pursuing a career in pharmacology, but I'm not sure what their day-to-day tasks look like. #research #pharmacy #biomedical #pharmaceuticals #biomedical-science #pharmaceutical-industry...

#pharmacology

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Katia D. Mar 12, 2017

What does a biotechnologist do on a daily basis?

I'm interested in pursuing a career in biotechnology, but I'm not sure what their day-to-day tasks look like. #biology #tech #biotechnology...

#women-in-tech

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Katia D. Mar 12, 2017

What does a biomedical engineer do on a daily basis?

I'm interested in pursuing a career in biomedical engineering, but I'm not sure what their day-to-day tasks look like. #engineering #biomedical-engineering #biomedical-engineer...

#biomedical-science

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Katia D. Feb 26, 2017

Is it possible to get a job in the research industry, not academia, with a PhD in biomedical science?

I'm interested in pursuing a job as a researcher and was wondering about whether it would be possible for me to work in research in the industry. #research #phd #medical-research #biomedical-science...

#science-phd

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Katia D. Feb 26, 2017

How did you go about becoming a biotechnologist?

I'm a sophomore in high school and am interested in pursuing a career in biotechnology, but I'm not sure that the prerequisites are for tha field. #biotechnology...

#biotech

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Katia D. Feb 26, 2017

Can I still do biomedical research with a degree in biochemistry?

I'm interested in becoming a biomedical scientist. Would I need to get a Bachelor's Degree in biomedical science only, or would biochemistry allow me to work in that industry as well? #research #biomedical-engineering #biomedical #medical-research #biomedical-engineer...

#biomedical-science

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Katia D. Feb 26, 2017

How did you go about becoming a biomedical engineer?

I'm still in high school and am interested in pursuing biomedical engineering as career. #biomedical-engineering...

#biomedical-engineer

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Katia D. Feb 26, 2017

How do students pursuing a PhD working in research earn money?

I'm interested in getting a PhD in biomedical science, but I'm not sure how to earn money working as a researcher while still having to pay for school. #research #biomedical #phd #medical-research #biomedical-science...

#science-phd

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Katia D. Feb 19, 2017

Is a PhD required to get a good job in the biomedical field?

This is a bit of a general question, but I'm interested in pursuing a career in biomedical engineering, research, or science. I've heard that there is much competition and that a lot of experience is required to get a job in this field. #research #biomedical-engineering #biomedical...

#science-phd #biomedical-science #biomedical-engineer #medical-research

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Katia D. Feb 19, 2017

What are the steps required to become a biomedical scientist?

I'm a sophomore in high school and am not fully sure of the prerequisites needed to pursue a career in biomedical science. For example, what would I need to major in in college? Should I get a PhD or Master's? #science #college-major #biology #research #biomedical-engineering #medical-research...

#biomedical-science #biomedical-engineer