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July 8, 2014
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I am unsure if this should be placed here or in Miscellaneous; please move if needed.  Smile

Currently I am attending college for Early Childhood Development due to a desire to work with children, but ever since I have taken Biology in college for my degree I have become pretty interested in all things microscopes to the point of being interested in getting a degree in Biology as well.  The problem I am having is deciding what field to go for in terms of Biology.  I know I want to do lab work with microscopes (but I don't know for sure if I want to do strictly medical) so I was thinking something along the lines of a Biological Technician or maybe even a Environmental Scientist.

Do any of you currently work in a field using microscopes or know anyone that does?  I am very curious on what jobs are out there.  I suppose what I am searching for is someone that can help guide me in the right direction since I am still very new to this all.

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July 8, 2014
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Hi Nikki

How do you feel about working with animals?

You could look at veterinary nursing/technician,they involve microscopy in their work,blood smears,worm egg counts etc

Just something for you to consider

Best wishes for your future

Tony

East Riding of Yorkshire(UK)

July 8, 2014
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microgreen said

Hi Nikki

How do you feel about working with animals?

You could look at veterinary nursing/technician,they involve microscopy in their work,blood smears,worm egg counts etc

Just something for you to consider

Best wishes for your future

Tony

East Riding of Yorkshire(UK)

When I was younger I always wanted to be a vet due to a love for animals, which I still have.  The problem is, is that I don't want to be the person to have to do surgery on them or cause them pain in any way, lol.

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Hi Nikki,

If you consider a career in Lab/technical microscopy, please consider that many such jobs often involve long hours of sometimes monotonous and repetitive work.  If, however you have any scientific research inclinations, perhaps you should consider a PhD in Marine Biology.   I don't know if there are many paid positions for marine biology nowadays and what are the prospects of future gainful employment in this area but it is definitely a very interesting branch of research.

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LKOLTON said

Hi Nikki,

If you consider a career in Lab/technical microscopy, please consider that many such jobs often involve long hours of sometimes monotonous and repetitive work.  If, however you have any scientific research inclinations, perhaps you should consider a PhD in Marine Biology.   I don't know if there are many paid positions for marine biology nowadays and what are the prospects of future gainful employment in this area but it is definitely a very interesting branch of research.

Yes, I am aware that it is long hours and repetitive work, but I don't mind at all if it is something I enjoy doing.  That is why I am trying to figure out which field that is exactly.

Marine Biology sounds interesting.  I will look more into that, thank you.  :)

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