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Just got through reading an article review of a book that was demeaning the new science of epidemiological studies. I was thinking about taking some courses in the field to see if it was worth studying for a degree but I am not so sure now. Is the field taken seriously? Are there good job opportunities in the field?

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bump, anyone?
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No.
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care to elaborate?
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Do you want to do a MSc?
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Masters and probably PhD. Why?
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Masters and probably PhD. Why?
Bit boring, don't you think?
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Bit boring, don't you think?
How so?

And why do you think that it's not a worthwhile pursuit?
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(Original post by TimeDivided09)
How so?

And why do you think that it's not a worthwhile pursuit?
Just a personal opinion, I did some epidemiology in my Cancer Biology module and found it deathly boring.
Each to their own though.
Where are you thinking of doing it?
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UPenn Med School in Clinical Epidemiology, first MPH, then PhD. It doesn't bore me but I was just wondering if it was a lucrative field that has recognition among the scientific community.
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Is it taken seriously by immature medical students probably too stupid to actually know much about it? No.

Is it taken seriously by those who actually know a thing or too about clinical practice and public health? I would think so.

I used to find it more irrelevant than boring when we studied it in our pre-clinical years. I actually find it quite interesting now, even if I wished I could understand it better!
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So the field is relatively new?

That's good to know that it is growing as a field though and more doctors are taking interest in it.
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