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    Okay so I'm just about to re-start my 1st year doing Biomedical Science after interrupting studies last year due to depression. I originally applied to do it a couple of years ago because I thought that Postgraduate medicine would be something I would be interested in. I no longer think this is a good idea for me and now I'm just worried about my future in general. I can't see myself wanting to work in a lab doing research and it seems that is virtually the only realistic option. I'm not really passionate about anything and to be honest I'm only doing this degree because I'm not good at anything else. I'm still depressed and feel like I may just be wasting good time and money with this degree. It's too late to do anything else, I've already dropped out once and wasted so much money.
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    A degree in any science subject has skills that are transferable to a wide range of careers such as accounting, you dont have to be stuck in a lab!

    As for the depression, are you recieving any treatment? If not you should see a doctor ASAP.
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    (Original post by Redpurplelane)
    A degree in any science subject has skills that are transferable to a wide range of careers such as accounting, you dont have to be stuck in a lab!

    As for the depression, are you recieving any treatment? If not you should see a doctor ASAP.
    I have no idea what I want to do for a career. But all I seem to have read so far is that a Biology degree is only useful if you want to carry on in biology, and the reality is that will probably involve lab work which i'm dreading. Not even sure if I like biology, I've lost all enjoyment of everything. I've been treated for years and it doesn't help. Medication doesnt make a difference and either does councilling
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    Lab work at uni may be very different from what you think it is. However, I think the best bet for you is to take time out and get better and then have a think about what you want to do. Do some research, shadow people, think about what subjects interest you and what you're good at and stick them together to see what careers you can go for. It sounds like you're doing a degree for the sake of it but you may find that academia is not for you and that you can do something vocational or an internship or apprenticeship that takes you on to something you actually enjoy.
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    (Original post by Brendan_Morris96)
    I have no idea what I want to do for a career. But all I seem to have read so far is that a Biology degree is only useful if you want to carry on in biology, and the reality is that will probably involve lab work which i'm dreading. Not even sure if I like biology, I've lost all enjoyment of everything. I've been treated for years and it doesn't help. Medication doesnt make a difference and either does councilling
    Maybe you should see a different doctor or try some alternative therapy. Dont give up on getting better, concentrate on that and you will find your passion that you want to pursue. Pm me if you need somone to talk to!
 
 
 
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