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    Hi i am about to begin my last semester of my bachelors degree in pathology and i have never really had a passion for subject, nor did i hate it. Recently i have realized that I hate doing constant lab work, which worries me as it seems that most jobs in pathology are heavy in lab work. Throughout my degree I have done electives in animal and plant biology, which involved a lot of field work which i really enjoyed. Are their any jobs i can get into with my degree that would include field work like this? or is there any further study i can do to get a job like this?
    Any advice would be appreciated, thank you
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    (Original post by Noice_hat)
    Hi i am about to begin my last semester of my bachelors degree in pathology and i have never really had a passion for subject, nor did i hate it. Recently i have realized that I hate doing constant lab work, which worries me as it seems that most jobs in pathology are heavy in lab work. Throughout my degree I have done electives in animal and plant biology, which involved a lot of field work which i really enjoyed. Are their any jobs i can get into with my degree that would include field work like this? or is there any further study i can do to get a job like this?
    Any advice would be appreciated, thank you
    Field work usually comes with doing something zoology/botany based or conservation/ecology based. But bear in mind that for jobs in these fields you will need further experience and a postgrad qualification. Otherwise you can do pretty much anything that uses your transferable skills.
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    Pathology is necessarily a lab based area - while plant pathology (and I suppose animal/veterinary pathology/tissue analysis) is a "thing", it's still going to be a lab based discipline.

    If you like fieldwork, then as above, you may want to consider different areas of plant science or animal biology/zoology that focus more on conservation or biodiversity, which tends to feature a lot more fieldwork. You may also want to consider for example Marine Biology, which tends to involve a lot of boatwork, even for more molecularly oriented scientists, or Earth Sciences such as Palaeobiology, which will tend to involve more fieldwork as well (and molecular genetics approaches are becoming more important in that area these days as well, so...).
 
 
 
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