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Should I Pursue A Career In Biomedical Research Or Pharmacy

What do i need to pursue pharmacy?

Alright i've decided i want to be a pharmacist and i really need help on what i need to pursue that career. My grades arent good either.

I have about a 3.0 GPA for my sophmore and freshman year in high school.
What subjects do i need to do good in? Is it required? Is pharmacy hard to get into? Why do some pharmacy schools require such low GPAS? Will what pharmacy school i go to affect anything?

What kind of medical career should I pursue?

First thing for you to know about a medical career is that there are HUNDREDS of other choices other than nursing. HUNDREDS. Yeah, nursing is what people are really familiar with, but it's not for everyone. Nursing is a calling. I would really sit down and research careers in medicine.

The first thing you need to ask yourself is "Do I want to work with sick people everyday?" Not all people in the medical field treat and interact with patients directly. Once you know that answer for sure, you can begin to narrow down your search for the right medical career for you.

If you want to be a head nurse, plan to go to a 4-year program called and RN/BSN instead of the 2 year RN-only program. I would suggest that you go to a public school within your state. I don't know anything about the schools in your state, but any state school will have a nursing program. It's important to do your research on RN/BSN programs and choose the one that is best for you.

In order to move up in the nursing field, you should have your RN/BSN. It takes 4 years to get your RN/BSN. Going to grad school is only necessary if you want to do advanced practice nursing, like a nurse practitioner, nurse midwife, etc. That brings the total time up to 6 years after graduating high school plus time working in the field between college and grad school.

You can find the average salary by using a basic google search.

Biomedical engineering or pharmacy?

You can do both! Go for your undergrad in biomedical engineering and then go to grad school to pursue pharmacy because half of those science classes that you will taking for biomedical engineering will get you into pharmacy school. Now, if you do make it into pharmacy school and you discover you don't like it, there is always a possibility for you to get you graduate degree in biomedical engineering. As far as job security wise, you don't ever have to worry about not being in a job because these jobs are in demand!

According to me it totally depends upon your interest whether you want to study how to manufacture study how the medicine is manufactured n related engg. Or you want to Study the medicines actually ..Just a B.pharm won't serve your purpose neither does the industry want just a b.pharm qualified person.It has to be followed up by a post grad degree maybe a MBA/M.PHARM Ph. D from a reputed college/university to earn a respectable salary.There has been high demand of MBA with b.pharm/m.pharm in INDIA these days.Whereas in case of biomed engg I don't think there's any demand as such in India. If u wish to pursue the degree make sure you're well aware about the university placements from the university or college you complete your degree from. There must be a good demand abroad especially US/German/other European countries cz most of the instruments are manufactured there..Plus they are paid sufficient enough over there whereas if u plan to settle in India your job will be substituted with a guy from another field n your degree remains in vain. Think upon n decide Wish you good luck for the same!World is full of opportunities so don't worry.

Cleo Bonny - Let’s start answering by saying biomedical at a graduate level analyses the biology which you studied. To a certain a extend, it depends if you are going to do a course or just a full dissertation.Cleo Bonny - Most initial degrees allows you to study related post graduate programs. And your biology degree should allows you to apply for biomedical since you are going to continue analysing the biology itself in terms of pharmacology.Cleo Bonny - After completing you may become a biological scientist, clinical specialists or research technician, with your biomedical masters. So you see how related it is. However, it can depend with the institution you intend to study with.Cleo Bonny - Biology is the mother of health sciences programmes. I will advise you to take your biology degree to the post graduate offices and inquire further about their academic conventions.Thank youCleo Bonny

I need some advice on what medical career I should pursue.?

When I go back to school, I will be a Junior in High School, and I need to figure out what I want to do for the rest of my life. I want to go to a university in my state, and I want to do 4 years for a Bachelor's and I want to be in the medical career. I want to do a career that requires 4 years of schooling with a good pay. Can you help me? I did some research on Dental Hygienists, and people say that I shouldn't be that because there are so many of those, and it's going to be hard trying to get into a Dental Hygiene program; same thing for becoming an RN. Please help me explore some career options. I would love to have my own patients. Thanks!

I have a high affinity for biomedical engineering because it is a multidisciplinary field that opens doors of opportunity to study a range of different biological systems in as much detail as one is willing to research. One of the core research areas within biomedical engineering is neurophysiology, and as a biomedical engineer, you would have ample opportunity to do research in the field of brain computer interfaces. For example, within the biomedical engineering department at my graduate institution, UW-Madison, Professor Justin Williams studies neural interfaces and implantable electrical circuits that constitute brain-computer interfaces (Neural Interface Technology Research and Optimization Lab). I think you will find that though the core curriculum of biomedical engineering is quite broad, biomedical engineering research can be extremely focused and, most importantly, clinically translatable.

Can you do pharmacy with a biomedical science degree?

Biomedical science is often used as a gateway in to courses such as Medicine and Pharmacy. A first in Biomed is regarded quite highly in applying to Medicine as they share similar subjects (but obviously Medicine goes further). With pharmacy it is slightly different as the similarities aren't as apparent but I studied a module called Drugs and Disease during my Biomed course which was rather Pharmacy based. We did pharmacokinetics and and a fair bit of pharmacy based learning. But I had to chose that module, so you would have to ensure that the module you picked were as suitable as possible.
So yes, you can as long as you come out of it with a strong degree. But you can't switch to Pharmacy after a year or two on Biomed, you must complete the course. But it's a very interesting course to study

If you have any questions about the course then feel free to email me at and I'll do my best to help you out

Jobs with a Biomedical/Pre-medical degree?

There are rather a number of but they don't pay very well and have few benefits or safety. In view that you could have the alternative of going to institution, why in the world would you no longer take that? Having as a minimum a bachelor's measure will make over one million dollar change for your revenue over your existence and greatly enhance your choices and competencies for achievement and an exciting and challenging career. There are such a large amount of displaced employees from everthing from building and manufacturing to banking who're taking courses to qualify for no-degree medically associated technician jobs that the market is flooded with them. Thus, wages are poor and advantages are slim. My sister grew to be a pharmacy tech after a one-year exchange application and she barely makes $26,000 a yr, has to work night shifts and weekends and is caught in a dead-end job. Do not damage your future forever with the aid of failing to take competencies of the possibility to go to institution. You're going to be trained a ways extra there about your potential choices and be within the position to take any route you want from there.