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Post by Kosis » Sat Mar 26, 2005 6:19 pm

Greetings!

I am very curious as to what types of careers there are for a Biology Major.
I've looked around and found some, but I have not found one that I think might really satisfy me.

Perhaps I just haven't looked far enough?

I just find nature and animals interesting and pleasing to observe. I'd like to research them, extensively, in thier natural settings. To travel around the world studying them. How then do you get to this point? Is it that only a selected amount of Biologists actually get to experience this? And if so, how?

This sounds like a silly question, but I would really appreciate if anyone could guide me into the right direction.


Thank you,

Kos :?: :?: :?:

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Post by lohita » Sat Mar 26, 2005 8:27 pm

it is really based on your interest
if ur interested in animals then u can become vetnarian doctor or Zoo keeper
if ur interested in plants then u can become botanist.

choice is urs
good luck! :D

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Post by Poison » Sat Mar 26, 2005 10:25 pm

Career depends on your country.
But in general,if you find nature pleasant to observe, you can do master (depending on your country) and PhD on zoology or botanics. But first of all you must study bio at the university.
If you have any questions, feel free to ask. :)
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Post by biostudent84 » Sun Mar 27, 2005 5:10 am

One of the newest fields I find interesting is the field of bioinformatics. While I am not going into it personally, it is a great field. It is pretty much a combination of biology and computers. Jobs under this field include running DNA sequencers, performing enviornmental simulations, and graphically representing biochemicals in action. Even in the medical field, this is used. Technicians that run the radiation machine (can't remember what it's called) usually study bioinformatics.

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Post by mith » Sun Mar 27, 2005 5:27 pm

Try being a doctor, I hear they make lots of money which might come in handy if you like to travel :D.

On a more serious note, drug manufacturers nowadays like to send ppl to investigate ancient remedies--i.e. going to asia and examining herbal roots/shoots etc for active ingredients.

One recent article in wired magazine talked about how one person is using a 2000 year old tome to find the modern equivalent of "Fire Piss" and it's cure.
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Post by MrMistery » Sun Mar 27, 2005 6:55 pm

@mithrillhack
In my country, doctors pretty much starve to death... So it really depends on where you live
You are right about those drugs though... The cure for malaria is made from a chineese plant which has been a medicinal plant for more than 2000 years
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Post by Poison » Sun Mar 27, 2005 8:49 pm

That's why I said career depends on your country. For example, to be a doctor in my country you must study medical faculty. No other way.
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Post by MrMistery » Tue Mar 29, 2005 6:55 pm

Here 2. Is there any country where you don't need to go to medicine to be a doctor?
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Post by Poison » Tue Mar 29, 2005 8:00 pm

Here you must start with medical faculty. you cannot pass to medical while studying at another faculty.
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Post by thank.darwin » Tue Mar 29, 2005 9:14 pm

Biomedical Engineering in also a great field! :D
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Post by Poison » Wed Mar 30, 2005 5:02 pm

My favourite is molecular biology. :)
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Post by MrMistery » Wed Mar 30, 2005 6:03 pm

Genetics rullz!!!!
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