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Alternative uses for a masters degree in molecular biology?


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#1 Myosin II

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Posted 09 December 2010 - 12:02 PM

Hello peeps,
I've been thinking a lot lately. Some months ago I obtained my masters degree in molecular biology. I can't say whether it's just a problem in my country or internationally, but there's few jobs that I feel that I have the proper education to apply for. There's mostly ph.d's, which is something which I might potentially look for in the future, but right now I feel that I need more lab experience. I'd like to further educate myself in something which would be useful for getting a job in the industry that, like GMP. I've struggled a lot doing experiments and I feel that I might just not have what it takes to do experimental science.

My question is: What kind of jobs apart from experimental scientist can I realistically use my degree for and what do I eventually have to further educate myself in to get that kind of job?

Thank you.

#2 mdfenko

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Posted 10 December 2010 - 08:29 AM

you can teach
talent does what it can
genius does what it must
i do what i get paid to do

#3 bob1

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Posted 10 December 2010 - 07:40 PM

You could go in for health and safety managment, general technician (i.e. making solutions etc), laboratory demonstrator, sales representative for equipment/reagents.

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Posted 21 December 2010 - 03:32 AM

you can also do applications of instruments...help customer with problems in usage of equipment. Also technical support for company selling equipment and supplies, manufacturing...

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Posted 21 December 2010 - 02:04 PM

the following url might be of interest:

http://www.the-scien.../display/57844/

#6 mdfenko

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Posted 24 December 2010 - 08:23 AM

check out this article from bitesize bio.
talent does what it can
genius does what it must
i do what i get paid to do




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