Login

Join for Free!
114804 members


Biology Careers

Debate and discussion of any biological questions not pertaining to a particular topic.

Moderator: BioTeam

Postby Poison » Wed Mar 30, 2005 9:39 pm

molecular bio and genetics have things in common. :)
Maybe like molecular genetics :)
It matters not how strait the gate
How charged with punishment the scroll
I am the Master of my fate
I am the Captain of my soul.
User avatar
Poison
Inland Taipan
Inland Taipan
 
Posts: 2322
Joined: Sun Jan 02, 2005 12:44 pm
Location: Turkey

Postby thank.darwin » Thu Mar 31, 2005 1:08 am

Virology is also really interesting :D
No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right; a single experiment can prove me wrong.
-Albert Einstein
User avatar
thank.darwin
Inland Taipan
Inland Taipan
 
Posts: 347
Joined: Thu Jan 27, 2005 7:39 pm
Location: Vancouver, Canada

Postby Canaduck_89 » Mon May 09, 2005 11:50 pm

I'm taking biology in high school, and I think it's extremely interesting. I know there are a lot of career options for a biology student, but are there many opportunities? I'm from Canada, and i have a question for you Canadians out there (I know there's at least one) are there many areas of biology in which one could find a job? Is there a need in workers in any field?
A conclusion is only where we refuse to continue thinking.
Canaduck_89
Garter
Garter
 
Posts: 15
Joined: Sat May 07, 2005 7:53 am
Location: CANADA


Postby zami'87. » Tue May 10, 2005 1:02 am

One more vote for genetics :D :D :D
User avatar
zami'87.
Coral
Coral
 
Posts: 257
Joined: Sat Mar 05, 2005 6:56 pm
Location: Serbia

Postby lohita » Tue May 10, 2005 1:20 am

Well. .. in Canada u need to get into a good university for four years and after that medical school that is for another four years. so to become a doctor u need to spend eight year on your studies! :oops:
User avatar
lohita
Death Adder
Death Adder
 
Posts: 84
Joined: Sat Mar 26, 2005 3:59 am
Location: canada (indian)

Postby lohita » Tue May 10, 2005 1:23 am

In canada u can become any specialist or animal doctor or u could take biochemistry or pharmacy or lecturer or bio teacher or scientist.... there r many options for u.
User avatar
lohita
Death Adder
Death Adder
 
Posts: 84
Joined: Sat Mar 26, 2005 3:59 am
Location: canada (indian)

Postby lohita » Tue May 10, 2005 1:24 am

Canaduck_89 wrote:I'm taking biology in high school, and I think it's extremely interesting. I know there are a lot of career options for a biology student, but are there many opportunities? I'm from Canada, and i have a question for you Canadians out there (I know there's at least one) are there many areas of biology in which one could find a job? Is there a need in workers in any field?


What grade r u in?
User avatar
lohita
Death Adder
Death Adder
 
Posts: 84
Joined: Sat Mar 26, 2005 3:59 am
Location: canada (indian)

Postby Canaduck_89 » Tue May 10, 2005 4:01 am

I'm in grade ten, but am currently taking grade 11 biology (and doing pretty well i might add :P) I'm a young one yet, but I'd really like to know what my options are. I know I need to get into a good univeristy, but I'm not sure what I'd like to be yet. Maybe a geneticist, maybe a zoologist of somekind, i'm not really sure yet.
A conclusion is only where we refuse to continue thinking.
Canaduck_89
Garter
Garter
 
Posts: 15
Joined: Sat May 07, 2005 7:53 am
Location: CANADA

Postby Poison » Tue May 10, 2005 1:55 pm

I advise you to look for a biology field you are interested in (maybe like zoology, genetics... etc) and try to find info about that. Another point is that, you should really want to do PhD. Otherwise, you can be depressed after your 1st year study and start asking the meaning of life. (I know some people like that) :lol:
It matters not how strait the gate
How charged with punishment the scroll
I am the Master of my fate
I am the Captain of my soul.
User avatar
Poison
Inland Taipan
Inland Taipan
 
Posts: 2322
Joined: Sun Jan 02, 2005 12:44 pm
Location: Turkey

Postby canalon » Tue May 10, 2005 2:23 pm

Even if I now live in Canada I am not a Canadian, so it is hard to give anything more than general thoughts on the subject. But what I think is:
- Get the largest view possible on biology, do not specialize too early, other wise you'll never what interesting things you are missing.
- Volunteer in labs to get a real experience of the day to day research life.
- If you want a Ph.D be ready for the worst. It is not easy, it can even be very tough when results do not appear, and it is always stressfull (you want results, and when you got some, you want more....)

And as Poison says, you will be wondering what's the meaning of life during a PhD. The answer is simple: getting a PhD (or is it 42?) But believe me after you get it start becoming much much worse :twisted:
Enjoy the life of Post-doctoral fellows: a (slightly) better paycheck and more scientific freedom but more responsabilities, more time spent in the lab, (almost) no holidays (you need to get those results!), short term contracts (you need to please your supervisor to get renewed, hence you need results,....see holidays), and a tough job market (ready to go abroad?)

Be ready, it's fun :D

Patrick
User avatar
canalon
Inland Taipan
Inland Taipan
 
Posts: 3909
Joined: Thu Feb 03, 2005 2:46 pm
Location: Canada

Postby thank.darwin » Tue May 10, 2005 8:55 pm

Canalon wrote: do not specialize too early, other wise you'll never what interesting things you are missing.


Yes! You are exactly right :D
No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right; a single experiment can prove me wrong.
-Albert Einstein
User avatar
thank.darwin
Inland Taipan
Inland Taipan
 
Posts: 347
Joined: Thu Jan 27, 2005 7:39 pm
Location: Vancouver, Canada

Postby lohita » Wed May 11, 2005 12:08 am

well... i am canadian. i am in grade 11 i think that university of Toronto, York university , Windsor university are some the best universities that i know. these r good university too. but u have like two more years to choose ur career. so take time and think about it carefully.
User avatar
lohita
Death Adder
Death Adder
 
Posts: 84
Joined: Sat Mar 26, 2005 3:59 am
Location: canada (indian)

PreviousNext

Return to General Discussion

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 6 guests

cron