Hi everyone I applied to some plant biology programs for grad school but I don't think I will get into any of them be because they are quite prestigious and my gre and grades are not amazing. I'm thinking of getting research experience for a year and applying next year. I'm looking at lab tech jobs for anything biology related. I originally wanted to do plant science or ecology but a research scientist recently told me that ecology is not a good idea. He says there is very little funding. That got me thinking about which fields are a good idea to get into in biology. At first I was very repelled at the idea of working in biomedicine but I'm thinking now that I should keep my options open. The fields I'm thinking of right now are mostly: Plant biology (specifically plant chemistry and natural products research) Environmental microbiology Environmental science/atmospheric science Toxicology/air and water quality Anything environment related If I had to work in biomedicine the issues I find interesting are: Cancer biology Molecular biology of aging How nutrition affects epigenetic markers Neurodegenerative diseases Genetic diseases/genomic medicine Gene therapy gene counseling My major is biochemistry which is typically more useful for biomedical research. I was also passionate about environmental biology though and plants in particular. However I want to know which field is a good idea or not please and thank you.