Left icon

Register Now!

Free Membership
for our Partner Institutions
Not in List?
We serve 200+ Institutions with limited Free Accounts or $19.95/1 Yr or $39.95/Lifetime Accounts
Not in List?
  • Search over 1500+ listings for MS, PhD and MD holders
  • Discounted Career Tools customized for life science postgraduates
  • Attend Webinars to expose you to varieties of career paths, experts and peers
  • Be able to join the Bio Careers Blog, where you can ask your career questions and find bloggers going through the same job transitions you are

  • Life doesn’t always turn out the way you plan. Thank goodness!

    Ann Field, PhD
    Biopharma Business
    Biopharma Research
    Rate this article:

    When I was eight years old, I decided that I was going to be a medical doctor.  I was fascinated with diseases and their cures, and I had a real desire to help patients, so it made perfect sense to become a doctor.  I volunteered at a hospital in high school and shadowed a group of radiologists my first year at university in preparation for my future career.  As an undergraduate, I was a pre-med biology major.  And then, halfway through my undergraduate studies, I changed my mind.   The summer after my second year, I started working at a biology research lab and learned about the world of lab sciences and research.  I realized that I wasn’t really interested in being a medical doctor and diagnosing and treating patients, but more interested in how ...