Hi Wilber! I remember hearing that you're pursuing a Biology degree at UCI. I applied for Bio and I'm going to be attending another UC campus. Recently, I've been hearing horror stories about Bio majors finishing w/o a job, or low paying lab jobs, which isn't my ideal type of work setting. I was wondering if you're planning on going to medical school or your path? Sorry I'm just really worried and skeptical that I've chosen the wrong major. Thanks for your time!
LOL. There’s not enough room here to even let me explain the horrors of being a biology major. It really does depend on the campus you go to. UCI for example offers one of the most strenuous lower division series when it comes to the bio major life. We have to take 2 straight years of bio classes every year, and failure results in you most likely being excused out of the major. As for the job concern, it doesn’t even matter what you do with your degree. There’s a certain percentage but something like 40% of people who graduate with their degree don’t even end up being in the career path their major put them in. If you do even end up going into the medical degree, you’re gonna be stuck at a very low pay for quite a long time until you finally reach the top level, so it’s pretty much the same promotion sense. I’m personally not going the medical path, I think. Aha. I don’t know. I go wherever the road takes me. And I personally like it that way. I set my expectations low so that my dreams and such aren’t shattered if I don’t get into that “You have to go to medical school or you fail” mentality. I hate bio, and I would probably be a pretty damn good engineer cause I love building things with my mind and hands, but I’m terrible at math. You can do whatever you want to do. If you’re not passionate about bio, then I wouldn’t recommend it. It’s a long 8+ years of schooling and it gets harder every time. This is super long and I’m not even in depth yet. But if you want more questions, get off Anon and I can help you out. -Wilber