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    Hello all.

    I wanted to create this post to get some advice. I studied science at college and came out with a Level 2 Diploma and BTEC Level 3 Diploma in applied science. I passed these courses with full distinctions. I then went on to university to study adult nursing but after three years I left the university as I believe that this type of career was not right for me. I qualified just short of three years and came out with a Diploma of Higher Education in Health Studies.
    I now do not want a career in health and have been looking at more science based jobs for example, laboratory etc.
    What can I now do with the qualifications that I have and how do I go about perusing this?

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    (Original post by nmbrookes)
    Hello all.

    I wanted to create this post to get some advice. I studied science at college and came out with a Level 2 Diploma and BTEC Level 3 Diploma in applied science. I passed these courses with full distinctions. I then went on to university to study adult nursing but after three years I left the university as I believe that this type of career was not right for me. I qualified just short of three years and came out with a Diploma of Higher Education in Health Studies.
    I now do not want a career in health and have been looking at more science based jobs for example, laboratory etc.
    What can I now do with the qualifications that I have and how do I go about perusing this?

    Regards

    Nicholas
    There are lots of lab technician jobs knocking about at universities and schools etc. if that's your sort of thing. They require basic GCSE passes and your level 3 science will make you stand out.

    Have you ever considered being a nurse researcher? They organise clinical trials etc. which is a fairly scientific process, just another thing you can do in nursing not many people are familiar with.

    Last thing I can think of is doing a postgrad certificate in physician assistant studies. It's a new role but it essentially allows you to do some of the things doctors do under direct supervision of a doctor often in GP practices (like a non-autonomous nurse practitioner) but this might not be for you if healthcare doesn't interest you too much.
 
 
 
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