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Guys I am in the process of applying for uni and I am so undecided as to what I should do? Should I go for ENVIRONMENTAL sciences or BIOMEDICAL ones? I am seriously interested in both but wanna know which one is better payed and easier to find good jobs with etc? Better prospects is what I mean!
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It depends on where you are looking for jobs? Obviously they can lead to different career paths, and if you are looking to do Masters and PhDs it will also be very different. However if you are looking to do a non-degree related job then either would be fine.
I am interested in both paths and I am also interested in a masters and pHD , so if I'm being honest what could bring me more money😂
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[QUOTE=ecolier;74539760] In that case environmental science? Biomedical science graduates tends to work in the healthcare industry (if you want to work in a related occupation) - now If you land a big career in a pharmaceutical company and end up being their CEO then good for you. Obviously again, with either degree you can choose to do something completely unrelated and still excel![/QUOTE

While you're still here- what's better BIOMEDICAL or biological sciences???
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In that case environmental science? Biomedical science graduates tends to work in the healthcare industry (if you want to work in a related occupation) - now If you land a big career in a pharmaceutical company and end up being their CEO then good for you. Obviously again, with either degree you can choose to do something completely unrelated and still excel!
Oh and sorry for bothering you but why does environmental science often equal more money?
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I'd be biased and say biomedical sciences!
Could I do something environmentally related with biomedical sciences ? Like could I have very similar possibilities to environmental science graduates??
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I don't see why not. Bear in mind however if you are applying to do something competitive and lucrative (e.g. oil companies) and they have 2 applicants - one with a biomedical science degree, and one with environmental science degree - who would you choose?
But all in all the job possibilities where you can earn more money if you are average are more likely to be better with ENVIRONMENTAL sciences?

Could you ever earn as much money as people who do env sciences with biomed IN YOUR OWN FIELD- so in healthcare.
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These are very different areas - why are you interested in both of them? What specific things do you want to pursue in each?

You may want to consider a more general Biology or Biological Sciences course which may allow you more flexibility to specialise towards one or the other side in the course of it.

Also money is not the be all and end all - far from it.
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If you say ever then yes - if you get to the top of the food chain in a pharmaceutical company? But for the average graduate environment sciences earn slightly more than biological sciences (not biomedical) - see https://www.thecompleteuniversitygui...raduates-earn/
Well this is the thing, I am very interested in environmental studies but I have always had more biomedicaly based subjects and have loved them!
But I also had geography at a level and absolutely enjoyed every minute of it.
So I guess I'm interested wether I could somehow incorporate both- perhaps with biological sciences..? Also I am an international student so I would have to find scholarships for masters and phds,so I have to be very careful in making my decision. That's why I'm focusing it mostly on money. I would most likely love to do biomedicine, but every single person that I've heard of doing biomedical sciences has trouble finding employment... I am really torn.
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I do agree with your last statement - it is hard to find employment with BMS degrees. Would you be interested to work in the NHS BMS training scheme? The pay will be about £20k / year I think (not too sure). Obviously I am biased and would say that biomedical sciences is interesting, but geography and environmental sciences is interesting to me too (not as a career-interesting)! Do what your heart tells you to - money is important but you'll find a way to pay
Do you think it's easier to find jobs with a biological degree then a biomedical one? Cause it kinda combines both ENVIRONMENTAL and BIOMEDICAL
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