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.
posted on 06/16/2009 2:30:44 PM PDT
I decided against doing that.
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.
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