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What can you do with a degree in life sciences? Options
ilc85
Posted: December 19, 2008 9:21:01 AM

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what career options do you have? can you go to med school and become a doctor?

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LaVitaeBella
Posted: December 19, 2008 9:53:04 AM

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you can go to med school and become a doctor with pretty much any undergraduate degree
qwertqwert
Posted: December 19, 2008 3:03:58 PM

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Professional schools.

Or.

Fail at life.

(Don't take this too seriously)


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notgenius
Posted: December 28, 2008 11:41:33 PM
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qwertqwert wrote:
Professional schools.

Or.

Fail at life.

(Don't take this too seriously)



Oh but you should

I'm a life science graduate from UofT and guess what?

No jobs for me or my friends in life science who have graduated.

After $30,000 in tuition and books, only jobs I've been able to land interviews were "Starbucks, McDonald, Call centre, data entry, label maker at a lab (100% pure manual job). "

I'm doing 2nd undergrad in business.

Oh yes! 4 more years of school.
4 more years of studying and exams. Oh I love it. I just love it worry
mynameismattgotmlgo
Posted: December 28, 2008 11:44:52 PM
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^ Of course, life science is a gateway degree: you really can't do much with it alone, but there are numerous careers available for people who get a degree on top of it.

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notgenius
Posted: December 28, 2008 11:45:42 PM
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^ that's why I'm doing business.
To get a business degree on top of life science degree...
qwertqwert
Posted: December 29, 2008 12:01:04 AM

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I think he meant medical, optometry, pharmacy...the kind of degrees which directly build on the life science one. Getting an undergrad business degree after life science sounds a bit random, well to me at least.

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faytless
Posted: December 29, 2008 12:07:45 AM
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Not necessarily.
Ivey offers Medical Sciences with its HBA program as a dual degree.
Business Management can be helpful especially if it's private practice like Optometry.

Or own like a drug company and hire researchers.

--

On topic, well usually you would go to graduate school as in to get a Master of Science (not to be a doctor - though you could). Then you could be aresearcher smile

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notgenius
Posted: December 29, 2008 12:08:02 AM
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qwertqwert wrote:
I think he meant medical, optometry, pharmacy...the kind of degrees which directly build on the life science one. Getting an undergrad business degree after life science sounds a bit random, well to me at least.


Yeah... like getting into pharmacy and optometry are easy. From my calls to the admission, a lot of A students apply.
With that kind of mark, I'll apply to medical school in US.

What about people with 3.3-3.5 cGPA in life science? Sure, the marks are not bad. It's a decent mark in university, but what can you do with that in life science?

You're restricted. I've been accepted to some therapy programs and college programs.
None of those interests me. I wanted to get into medical school.

I'm finally doing what I love... business.

Sure, I can go for dental hygienist program right now, graduate fast with a diploma and earn $45/hour, but money's not everything.


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