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Is biomedical science a good degree and how are the job prospects?

As someone who got a biomedical B.S. degree - which at that time was essentially a pre-medicine degree, you have a wide range of options available. One thing to keep in mind, if you pursue an undergraduate-level degree only, you will have limitations to advancement in academia; universities are notoriously caste-centric, where PhDs have the power, MS people have a lot less, and BS staff have even less. Ideally I recommend getting the biomed degree, figure out what discipline appeals to you the most, e.g., biochemistry, genetics, immunology, microbiology, and pursue a more advanced degree in that area. I went on from a BS in biomedical science to an MS in toxicology. I went from doing cancer research, to cell culture, to eventually working in pharmaceutics labs. Experience with various software and equipment led me to get an additional BS in computer science, and from there advanced in industry jobs in pharmaceuticals and medical devices. The advantage here is it gives you a broad depth of knowledge, many of which can help you in a rapidly-changing field, and can give you more options for employment if the idea of 5 years of doctoral training and 23 years of postdoc work doesnt appeal to you. Best of luck!

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