Question by Clint C: What careers can you get through a degree in neuroscience?
What careers can you get through a degree in neuroscience? I want it as a undergraduate before I get to med school, however I want a undergrad that I could get a job out of if I needed..
Answer by cng
A lot of jobs don’t require a particular major. So learn to interview and present yourself and your talents/ experience.
Also get experience through research, volunteering, any type of job (including Burger King), and do well in them. You can learn a lot by experience. At Burger King you can learn work ethic, how things really work, find out what bothers people working in lower income jobs, etc. You also want to get good references from your supervisors, so do a good job!
This will help in med school application and life. Instead of focusing on the particular jobs you have, you can focus on what you learned from it.
As far as neuroscience specific? Whatever you want. You can be a drug sales representative. You can work in a special education or mental health setting explaining what is going on in people’s heads. You can become a school administrator. You can go into marketing. You can develop puzzles to help people keep mentally fit. You can write for a website. You can help lawyers out with cases involving disability or drug impairment.
You can do whatever you want. Think you can do the job? Then apply. You are not going to learn just neuroscience. You will also take things like English, communications, foreign languages, chemistry, art, and other things. You have a lot to pull upon, not just the classes for your major.
You also have unique perspective. Things in your life have lead up to you believing you can go to med school. Figure out how you know that. What happened to help you succeed? Did people tell you that you could do it? Did people give you chances? Did you have to take care of your family from an early age? Draw on that. Learn from it and apply it to other areas, including job seeking.
So what careers can you get with a degree in neuroscience? You decide. What do you want to do and does it absolutely require a certain degree? Most people in the United States do not have bachelors degrees. You will have one, even if it doesn’t seem like a relevant field.
Now go do what you have to do to be happy and achieve your goals. You will find a way, even if it is not what you are expecting.
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