(Closed) School – Vent, Advice..

posted 8 years ago in College
Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@alyssa742: Honestly, nowadays having a Bachelor isnt enough to guarantee that the degree will pay off. If you want a career within the field of medicine and are prepared for the intense classes then I would do it. If you are going into it looking for a greater payout at the end of 4 years then I wouldnt…you would really need to continue on to a Phd or Masters program to get the most out of your education in these fields. 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I have an Honors Bachelor of Health Sciences degree, specializing in Biomedical Science and Research. 

This degree means NOTHING without me continuing onto graduate school, or if I wanted to be an MD, going to med school. 

If I wanted to “work” with this degree, I could literally work as a lab tech in a research lab.  Nothing.  

Post # 6
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415 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Also, I would never have been able to complete my degree with a kid.  I could barely complete it with a Fiance. 

It’s a lot a lot a lot of work.  I was in classes 25 hours a week, and doing homework for at least 40 hours a week.  I didn’t sleep a lot, and I was always doing something school related.  

And this is my CHOSEN field – I really enjoyed my degree, but the people that didn’t…. that just were in it to “be in biomed” – they dropped out, or failed out. 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Does your university have daycare? Is it subsidized or free or expensive or hard to get into or what? This is probably an important consideration. 

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@alyssa742:  In terms of studying “radiation therapy”  – what does that mean? 

Does that mean you’d be an expert in cancer treatment?  You can do that at a technical college in 2 years.  

Do you want to be an MD, aka if in radiation, an oncologist?   (this means atleast 8 years of class – 4 years undergrad, 4 years med, and atleast another 5 years in residency, but thats not “class”). 

It all really depends on what your goal is.  It sounds to me like studying radiation therapy won’t actually get you working IN radiation therapy, until you go to medical school for 4 years, and sit in a 5 year oncology residency. 

What is it that you want to do with the degree? 

 

 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@alyssa742: Well maybe it does allow you to be a radiation therapist?  I doubt it would be a straight study-graduate-job situation, but it may be.  I would recommend talking to students there, and not just reading the bullshit website.  Talking to students is where you’ll really get a feel for the program.

Have you considered nursing, and doing oncology nursing? 

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I am currently in nursing school, no kids, i live at home and my Fiance is in mechanical engineering school. We both go full time and work full time (he’s “technically” part time but works full time hours) We rarely spend quality time together, we usually are at the library studying! haha Its tough, but I wouldn’t change it for the world! I LOVE what i’m learning and can’t wait to be working! I wouldn’t be able to do school work and take care of a 2 year old, maybe if I didn’t work or only did work/school part time. I know people who have done medical related school with kids and they spend a lot of time away from their babies 🙁

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