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Choosing a career...please help!

yoloyoloyoloyoloyoloyolo 11 replies14 threads New Member
edited July 2012 in Multiple Degree Programs
This is my 2nd year and I need to choose a major. I am interested in health care field and want a stable employment after graduated. I am good at math and OK in biology and chemistry. At first, I was planning to do pharmacist or dentistry but now I think that I am not smart enough and need to lower my expectation to a 4 years degree. My grades in intro science courses are usually around 3.2, which isn't really high enough for professional programs and I know that intro are the easiest courses. I really want to stay in the health care field. I am not really good with communication but a little talking with other people won't hurt me. Can you guys please help me choose a major in the health care area (other than nursing and clinical laboratory science) that can provide me a stable employment after graduate?

Thank you!
edited July 2012
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  • neoevolutionneoevolution 359 replies15 threads Member
    I would check out the forums at SDN, they have lots of PA, nurses, and others who can offer advice. This forum is for HS students.
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  • dineroman13dineroman13 44 replies8 threads Junior Member
    I thought intro courses were curved the hardest. What I've heard is that it gets easier as you move up to upper level courses
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  • neoevolutionneoevolution 359 replies15 threads Member
    Some schools have weed out intro courses or grade on a stricter curve, but it really varies by school. Need to ask upperclassmen for a better answer.
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  • fallpsatfallpsat 260 replies17 threads Junior Member
    go into optometry. that is cool and a stable job and is in healthcare
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  • neoevolutionneoevolution 359 replies15 threads Member
    Why are you opposed to nursing anyway? It offer a good deal of advancement and specialization after an RN, CRNAs are better paid than many docs out there and in huge demand.
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  • EmberlynneEmberlynne 2 replies0 threads New Member
    Go to mynextmove.org and on the left do a little quiz, it'll come out with things that you'd do well in. Or you can search professions, and it'll tell you how much that job will be in dans the next ten years, the typical pay, and the schooling and characteristics you need for the job! It's helped me a lot. Hope that helps!
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  • MiamiDAPMiamiDAP 16183 replies1 threads Senior Member
    I heard that optometry schools are harder to get into than Med. Schools as there are very few of them.
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  • neoevolutionneoevolution 359 replies15 threads Member
    Did a little googling, that's not true, several people report getting in with 3.0 and 3.1 GPAs. Non minority med school applicants usually need a 3.5 or 3.6 at the minimum. Just because there are less spots doesn't make it more competitive, it just might not be desirable which is makes it easy to get into.
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  • MiamiDAPMiamiDAP 16183 replies1 threads Senior Member
    I did not do any statistical reasearch. I just talked to few optometrists. 3.0/3.1 is a good news. However, it may be a good as 3.5/3.6 for Med. School which is kind of hard at this range. Even those with 4.0 have hard time. It all depends how many 3.0/3.1 are applying. if there are thousands for 170 spots (which is normal for any Med. School, including lowest ranked), then it is not so easy.
    Anyway, when I talked to few optometrists, it did not sound easy at all. They seemed to be satisfied with thier jobs though.
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  • neoevolutionneoevolution 359 replies15 threads Member
    If he's interested in optometry, it certainly is a good field. Their salary seems to be a little over 100k on average, and they can treat eye illnesses, prescribe, and do surgeries depending on the state. The future is a little shaky only because there's a lot of lobbying on what mid levels should be allowed to do, and states that are allowing them to do laser eye surgery are causing controversy.
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