Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Oh Careers!

I always find the prospect of deciding a career path very difficult. Not because my degree (Biochemistry MBiol with Industrial placement) can only take you down a certain path, but because it is so flexible that I have not been able to narrow down the endless possibilities open to me. Although I have roughly 16 months left of my degree, I always think it is never too late to start looking, making lists and 'to dos' and creating a plan for the future.
Of course, when I began my career research the most obvious paths were R&D, teaching and academia, which are all great areas. However, I much prefer the theoretical side to science- the writing, the understanding, the wordplay and connotations derived from a piece of text. So, naturally I have wandered towards science journalism and medical writing, both of which (with further research!) I strongly think are a fields which I would not only enjoy working in but also fields  I could see myself progressing in career-wise through the years.
I know, that I want a job which involves science, but may not be lab based, so I feel writing about science is the right career for me.