I want to do something science related but not a nurse or a physician

<p>The more I dwell on it, the more I think about Natural science courses (such as biology/microbiology/physiology etc. not chem or physics) the more I become intruiged by it. Right now I am a nursing major not because I want to but right now it is the only thing that fits my criteria. </p>

<p>But the problem is I cant really see myself as a nurse. I would probably enjoy interacting with the patients, helping them, and having a good knowledge of the sciences I listed above but the overall stress levels and other stuff like cleaning after them, exposure to poop, vomit. etc kinda turns me off. That being said, it doesnt mean I would not want to do it, but I am not really looking forward to it.</p>

<p>As for getting an M.D, I dont really have the patience for that either. There is just too much schooling, and coursework etc.</p>

<p>Are there any other careers I could possibly do?</p>

<p>Physical therapy, pharmacy, occupational therapy, physician's assistant</p>

<p>Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Health Technology, etc?</p>

<p>Med technologist is not something I'd recommend. First you need a Medical technology BS then you work for free for a year during rotation. Then you get $35-50k working in a high pressure lab with condescending doctors and working holidays and undesirable shifts. There is very little room to advance and many MT's with 20 years experience are still not making any more than a fresh grad. You are the lowest on the health care totem pole, and hospitals are most likely to make cuts in the lab where the patients don't see it. Also hospitals use more med technicians MLT because they are much cheaper. Overall, not worth it.</p>