Im thinking of being a parasiteologist

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Im thinking of being a parasiteologist

Post by TheParasite » Sun Feb 04, 2007 10:53 pm

Ive been thinking it over but im really intrested in becoming a parasitologist it looks like a neat job but im sure wether or not it will pay well? if there are any parasiteologist around here tell me about your work?

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Post by Darby » Mon Feb 05, 2007 8:34 pm

There are not a lot of professional parasitologists in the U.S. I'm trained as one, but I'm an educator. My graduate lab was the local parasite resource for Memphis, a pretty big city, and we didn't get many cases - basically, there's not enough of a market to support "parasitologist" as a job.

Parasite specialty is generally included in "tropical medicine;" - so few conditions in the U.S. are from parasites that it's largely ignored as a medical specialty to itself. That may be less true in veterinary medicine, but I don't think there are a lot of jobs there, either.

If you wanted to travel, you could probably make a job of it, but it would be largely to the 3rd World countries where parasites are still a major problem.

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Post by Dr.Stein » Wed Feb 07, 2007 8:04 am

Your future depends on how hard you try ;)

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