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#1 wnvx

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 09:28 AM

Hello everyone. I am a bio major who is very confused about life.
I am not sure what I am passionate about, bio is just something I am familar with, that i am still doing it.

sometimes I hate to goto my lab, sometimes I am ok with it, but I never get excited about what i am doing.

I have been thinking about switching to another more practical major, but for one reason i have been gone so far in bio field, for another, I really dont know what I really like and I am kinda sick of school (And
I dont want to take GRE once again), so I still stick with biology.


I dont know what kind of job or whether i can find a job after I get my graduate level degree.
I have been confused, unhappy about my career.

I have thought about the idea of taking some courses and get a certificate in healthcare service, find a job not related with scientific research.


Are everyone of you guys happy about what you do? sorry if i sound very negetive, but I am just very puzzled with mylife.

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 09:48 AM

Hello everyone. I am a bio major who is very confused about life.
I am not sure what I am passionate about, bio is just something I am familar with, that i am still doing it.

sometimes I hate to goto my lab, sometimes I am ok with it, but I never get excited about what i am doing.

I have been thinking about switching to another more practical major, but for one reason i have been gone so far in bio field, for another, I really dont know what I really like and I am kinda sick of school (And
I dont want to take GRE once again), so I still stick with biology.


I dont know what kind of job or whether i can find a job after I get my graduate level degree.
I have been confused, unhappy about my career.

I have thought about the idea of taking some courses and get a certificate in healthcare service, find a job not related with scientific research.


Are everyone of you guys happy about what you do? sorry if i sound very negetive, but I am just very puzzled with mylife.

Well, who among us is completely happy and who isn't a little bit confused? Posted Image And things can always be better but this doesn't mean they can't get better in the future (or soon). It seems that you have already made up your mind ie to stick with biology so you just have to try to find your niche...perhaps another topic which would stimulate you more? And there are a number of biology-related careers (not only laboratory or academic-oriented) so you just have to do your homework and find which one will fit your needs better. Meanwhile, take another break to re-group (perhaps the post-holiday slump is blowing your 'confusion' out of proportion) ...or you can always vent here....Posted Image and oops...welcome to bioforum btw...where you can find some of the happiest and most confused scientists and researchers in the planet...

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#3 Ameya P

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 12:23 AM

oops...welcome to bioforum btw...where you can find some of the happiest and most confused scientists and researchers in the planet...


She is talking about herself. We all have clear minds and no confusion whatsoever Posted Image

I think you have made a great start at identifying your problems and you have already taken some decisions which people probably take late in their careers. You have decided to stick on to biology. Its just that you do not find the task at your lab exciting to go to everyday. So, all you need is something that will make it more interesting. Speak to your supervisor and probably you can become a part of a project in the lab that is more interesting. Probably, a change of lab/ change of topic will also help.

About an year ago, I was not very sure, if I would like to continue with my job for this long. I studied Molecular Microbiology for my Masters and now work in Medical Genetics. When I was studying, I would frown upon Medical GeNetics and never thought I would take it up. Now that I have, I am enjoying every bit of it.

So, sometimes, you have to take a leap and get into it. You will need a bit of research and a bit of soul searching somewhere. But, I am sure you will get past it. That is exactly what New Years are for. A new start. Good luck!

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 07:13 AM


Hello everyone. I am a bio major who is very confused about life.
I am not sure what I am passionate about, bio is just something I am familar with, that i am still doing it.

sometimes I hate to goto my lab, sometimes I am ok with it, but I never get excited about what i am doing.

I have been thinking about switching to another more practical major, but for one reason i have been gone so far in bio field, for another, I really dont know what I really like and I am kinda sick of school (And
I dont want to take GRE once again), so I still stick with biology.


I dont know what kind of job or whether i can find a job after I get my graduate level degree.
I have been confused, unhappy about my career.

I have thought about the idea of taking some courses and get a certificate in healthcare service, find a job not related with scientific research.


Are everyone of you guys happy about what you do? sorry if i sound very negetive, but I am just very puzzled with mylife.

Well, who among us is completely happy and who isn't a little bit confused? Posted Image And things can always be better but this doesn't mean they can't get better in the future (or soon). It seems that you have already made up your mind ie to stick with biology so you just have to try to find your niche...perhaps another topic which would stimulate you more? And there are a number of biology-related careers (not only laboratory or academic-oriented) so you just have to do your homework and find which one will fit your needs better. Meanwhile, take another break to re-group (perhaps the post-holiday slump is blowing your 'confusion' out of proportion) ...or you can always vent here....Posted Image and oops...welcome to bioforum btw...where you can find some of the happiest and most confused scientists and researchers in the planet...


thanks for the suggestion, I will do some homework on that.

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 07:15 AM


oops...welcome to bioforum btw...where you can find some of the happiest and most confused scientists and researchers in the planet...


She is talking about herself. We all have clear minds and no confusion whatsoever Posted Image

I think you have made a great start at identifying your problems and you have already taken some decisions which people probably take late in their careers. You have decided to stick on to biology. Its just that you do not find the task at your lab exciting to go to everyday. So, all you need is something that will make it more interesting. Speak to your supervisor and probably you can become a part of a project in the lab that is more interesting. Probably, a change of lab/ change of topic will also help.

About an year ago, I was not very sure, if I would like to continue with my job for this long. I studied Molecular Microbiology for my Masters and now work in Medical Genetics. When I was studying, I would frown upon Medical GeNetics and never thought I would take it up. Now that I have, I am enjoying every bit of it.

So, sometimes, you have to take a leap and get into it. You will need a bit of research and a bit of soul searching somewhere. But, I am sure you will get past it. That is exactly what New Years are for. A new start. Good luck!


Hello, Unfortunately, I have already changed project, i am still not so excited about it, but the previous project was even worse, I hate the previous one, at least I dont hate this one.
Thanks for taking the time to write all these, trying to help me out. I greatly appreciate it. I really admire people who knows what they want, and what they are passionate about.

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 03:31 AM

That is my situation also ! But different WITX situation alittle bit
My major is Bio-technology but Im not interested it at all , I quite love molecular diagnostic because I think its useful in real life , we can help the patients but I always get bad marks on that subject ... so that made me disappointed too much :( while the others I always get good marks but I dont really love them ! What should I do now :(

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 05:21 AM

I just watched "Shrek forever after". For all of those unhappy about their lives I would highly recommend it :lol:
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Posted 09 January 2012 - 06:06 PM

Don't try to force yourself to stay in a place because it is comfortable, or to study a subject because it's familiar. Don't be afraid to step outside your comfort zone and try something new. As someone who once studied animals and now studies plants, I can honestly say that sometimes it pays off to try new experiences. You may be pleasantly surprised.
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