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Question Confused about my major and occupation I want to have - January 14th 2012, 07:59 PM

I just started my first semester at a community college in my city this week. My major is currently Biology, but I'm not sure if this is the right major for occupation I want and THEN I'm not even sure what the occupation I want is called! What I want to do is research an effective cure for cancer. I'm guessing that would be classified as an oncologist, but what I want to do is work behind the scenes in a lab researching for cures and treatment. My question is do oncologists like have to treat patients with cancer because I just can't handle seeing people sick and battling this disease which is why I would rather just want to work in a lab finding a cure.


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Re: Confused about my major and occupation I want to have - January 14th 2012, 08:15 PM

Biology is a good place for you to start with, you can get more specialized later on. Chemistry could also be an option, but you're in the right spot for research.


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Re: Confused about my major and occupation I want to have - January 14th 2012, 09:58 PM

Biology, and if you're at a university that has it, add a pre-med focus onto your major, I think it's called a focus? Or as soon as you transfer to a university do so. I would also recommend you just talk to your guidance counselors. They are there to help these kind of questions! But I think Biology with Pre-Med is exactly what you need.


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Re: Confused about my major and occupation I want to have - January 14th 2012, 11:34 PM

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I would also recommend you just talk to your guidance counselors. They are there to help these kind of questions!
Yes, I thought about and that would be the practical thing to do. Unfortunately, at the guidance office at my school there's a 2-3 hour wait just to talk to a counselor! If I want to avoid that wait I'd have to be to school at like 7am and I just can't seem to do that lol! I get around soon though, I just wanted to know if anyone on here could answer my questions in the mean time. Thanks for the advice so far Steffani and Traci!


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