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I’m going to be applying for university courses soon and I’m not sure what to choose from. What I’m 100% certain about is I want to do is work in a hospital and have patient interactions. I definitely don’t want to work in a lab. Would these courses take me there? I’m also considering pharmacy , but I know it’s really competitive so I need to have other options too. Please suggest any other science related degrees I could take which can lead me to working with patients in a hospital setting. I’m really stressed out and don’t know where to begin.
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If you want patient interactions, biology/biomedical science is probably not the best route to take as they'd lead to working in a lab. Medicine, nursing, pharmacy, physician assistant, paramedic science etc. would likely be more of what you're looking for. This website (https://targetcareers.co.uk/uni/degr...edicine-degree) has some interesting info about these types of careers.

Typically a biomedical science degree would lead to you being a biomedical scientist in a hospital (lab-based, no patient contact) whereas a biology degree wouldn't lead you anywhere specific but would likely be a stepping stone to a lab-based career rather than a patient-facing career.
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If you want patient interactions, biology/biomedical science is probably not the best route to take as they'd lead to working in a lab. Medicine, nursing, pharmacy, physician assistant, paramedic science etc. would likely be more of what you're looking for. This website (https://targetcareers.co.uk/uni/degr...edicine-degree) has some interesting info about these types of careers.

Typically a biomedical science degree would lead to you being a biomedical scientist in a hospital (lab-based, no patient contact) whereas a biology degree wouldn't lead you anywhere specific but would likely be a stepping stone to a lab-based career rather than a patient-facing career.
Thank you for the feedback! I’ll look into pharmacy as that interests me the most
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