Careers advice please: Medicine vs Chemical Engineering

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softhbb
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I am stuck at deciding a career
My options/interests are:
- go into medicine and become either a GP or dermatologist
- or get into chemical engineering and try and get employed at a pharmaceutical industry

My a levels are:
Maths/chem/bio
I am aware that for engineering I will need to have a level physics, but before changing anything, I want to be sure of which career I want to go into.

I’m in year 12, so I just started my courses I guess, and I really don’t know if I can survive biology 😭
By the way, I love maths and chemistry

I’d really appreciate some tips/advices
and maybe some more information around these careers (because google says the basics only)
Thank you so much
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hi! I'm not sure if this will be much help to you, but have you ever tried the "buzz quiz" test on the ucas website? It is a bit like a personality test, but is in regard to careers and things. You could also look on university websites (similar courses to what you search sometimes come up.) Hope this was somewhat helpful!
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Do a careers quiz
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You don't 'need' physics to go into engineering (depending on the branch) although it would be useful.
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(Original post by softhbb)
I am stuck at deciding a career
My options/interests are:
- go into medicine and become either a GP or dermatologist
- or get into chemical engineering and try and get employed at a pharmaceutical industry

My a levels are:
Maths/chem/bio
I am aware that for engineering I will need to have a level physics, but before changing anything, I want to be sure of which career I want to go into.

I’m in year 12, so I just started my courses I guess, and I really don’t know if I can survive biology 😭
By the way, I love maths and chemistry

I’d really appreciate some tips/advices
and maybe some more information around these careers (because google says the basics only)
Thank you so much
My usual opinion: if you're thinking of Medicine or something else, do something else.
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(Original post by ecolier)
My usual opinion: if you're thinking of Medicine or something else, do something else.
yeah thats some solid advice
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(Original post by ecolier)
My usual opinion: if you're thinking of Medicine or something else, do something else.
wow 😳💀
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You don't 'need' physics to go into engineering (depending on the branch) although it would be useful.
Many of the Russel group universities do :/
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Many of the Russel group universities do :/
For Chem Eng (and likewise Electrical and Civil) I believe the majority of RG universities do not require physics.
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