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I'm trying to look further down these paths

  1. Feb 16, 2010 #1
    I am currently working towards a Bachelor's degree in Physics. I will have my Associates at the end of this term. I have yet to take a Physics class, but I love learning about how the world works, and we have touched upon some basic concepts in my calculus classes. I am currently taking Gen. Chem. II and I really like it. I am stuck between continuing along my path towards a Physics degree or taking a detour and getting the Chemistry/BioChemistry/or Chemical Engineering degree.

    I am still not completely certain what career I would like to pursue, which is why I have tried to leave my degree choice to something that would allow for many different career paths. I want something that will give me a bit of variety, but still have structure. I want to work with other people. I don't want to be chained to a desk or phone (was a receptionist before), but I also don't want to be standing all day, either. The opportunity to travel for business, go to different sites, or even just get up to run some tests and then go back to my desk sounds about right for me. I also don't want to have a ton of stress and high-pressure deadlines all the time. I can handle it on occasion, but I don't want to live with it 8+ hours a day, every day.

    Any thoughts? I really would like to start narrowing this down a bit.

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  3. Feb 19, 2010 #2


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    To be honest the desires you have for a career are practical, but there's nothing too specific about the particular work that you want to do.

    It's a good idea to keep your education general while you're trying to figure out what appeals to you. One key is to figure out what kinds of problems you enjoy working on and then figure out how those apply to various careers.
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