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To: wintertime
It's common to end up in a field that is completely different from your major. I graduated with a degree in Molecular Biology, yet I've worked in computer science and electrical engineering most of my life. The biology degree was intended to support heading to medical school. I decided against doing that. The electrical engineering skills had been built since I was in kindergarten. The computer science skills were added when it became a necessity to be versed in microprocessors around 1980.

A well rounded education still serves you throughout your career. Sometimes it becomes a safety net when your desired trajectory doesn't pan out.

23 posted on 06/16/2009 2:30:44 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: Myrddin

I decided against doing that.
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Smart move!

To have the success you’ve enjoyed in your field, you must be a highly creative person who enjoys solving problems.

Well....Much of medicine is very rote, and dictated by “best practices”....not much room for creativity.


24 posted on 06/16/2009 3:43:25 PM PDT by wintertime
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