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Ideas for STEM career

So I need to do a poster about a STEM career I find interesting and there are three separate awards 1)Best design 2)Most informative poster 3)Most original career. My best shot is probably at number 2 or 3 because I can't draw very well and my talents are in writing.

My interest are in biology and I want to to pursue medicine but that isn't the most creative or original career so I was thinking to find a career that is related to biology but more unique.

I have recently found genetics and lab work (specifically research to help treat diseases) quite interesting so I was wondering if there are any careers that suit those? Forensic sciences was something I came across but it's not something I'm passionate about so any ideas?

Note: anything that involves physics or maths directly, such as engineering, I don't want to do because I hate physics and I'm very poor at it
Original post by Blue_Bunny
So I need to do a poster about a STEM career I find interesting and there are three separate awards 1)Best design 2)Most informative poster 3)Most original career. My best shot is probably at number 2 or 3 because I can't draw very well and my talents are in writing.

My interest are in biology and I want to to pursue medicine but that isn't the most creative or original career so I was thinking to find a career that is related to biology but more unique.

I have recently found genetics and lab work (specifically research to help treat diseases) quite interesting so I was wondering if there are any careers that suit those? Forensic sciences was something I came across but it's not something I'm passionate about so any ideas?

Note: anything that involves physics or maths directly, such as engineering, I don't want to do because I hate physics and I'm very poor at it

3) research scientist on the materials for surface coatings of biomedical implants (these people typically come from a mechanical/materials engineering background not medicine .. degree wise). Seems a nice way of bringing medicine with STEM.
Original post by mnot
3) research scientist on the materials for surface coatings of biomedical implants (these people typically come from a mechanical/materials engineering background not medicine .. degree wise). Seems a nice way of bringing medicine with STEM.

I did come across it and while unique it isn't something I could talk about with enthusiasm, much less write about. Also, mechanical engineering isn't something I can do nor interested in, since I am more intrigued by gene work.
Original post by Blue_Bunny
I did come across it and while unique it isn't something I could talk about with enthusiasm, much less write about. Also, mechanical engineering isn't something I can do nor interested in, since I am more intrigued by gene work.

Sorry, was only a suggestion for the poster, rather then a career route.
Original post by mnot
Sorry, was only a suggestion for the poster, rather then a career route.

Oh no it's okay, any help is appreciated :smile:. Do you know of any links that I could follow up on to help me in selecting a topic?
Original post by Blue_Bunny
Oh no it's okay, any help is appreciated :smile:. Do you know of any links that I could follow up on to help me in selecting a topic?

Google, flick through the lancet, bmj, journal of American medicine and see if anything peaks your interest then put it in YouTube.

I only suggested that as someone i met up with earlier does that, so it was on my mind…
Original post by Blue_Bunny
So I need to do a poster about a STEM career I find interesting and there are three separate awards 1)Best design 2)Most informative poster 3)Most original career. My best shot is probably at number 2 or 3 because I can't draw very well and my talents are in writing.

My interest are in biology and I want to to pursue medicine but that isn't the most creative or original career so I was thinking to find a career that is related to biology but more unique.

I have recently found genetics and lab work (specifically research to help treat diseases) quite interesting so I was wondering if there are any careers that suit those? Forensic sciences was something I came across but it's not something I'm passionate about so any ideas?

Note: anything that involves physics or maths directly, such as engineering, I don't want to do because I hate physics and I'm very poor at it

I feel like I should clarify: this isn't for Uni level but rather Secondary/ Sixth form and it is an extra curricular of sorts.
Original post by Blue_Bunny
So I need to do a poster about a STEM career I find interesting and there are three separate awards 1)Best design 2)Most informative poster 3)Most original career. My best shot is probably at number 2 or 3 because I can't draw very well and my talents are in writing.

My interest are in biology and I want to to pursue medicine but that isn't the most creative or original career so I was thinking to find a career that is related to biology but more unique.

I have recently found genetics and lab work (specifically research to help treat diseases) quite interesting so I was wondering if there are any careers that suit those? Forensic sciences was something I came across but it's not something I'm passionate about so any ideas?

Note: anything that involves physics or maths directly, such as engineering, I don't want to do because I hate physics and I'm very poor at it

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I'm confused, is this for a poster as an assignment or are you trying to choose a career? The two are separate things. You can do a poster on anything you want, that isn't going to somehow define your career.
Original post by artful_lounger
I'm confused, is this for a poster as an assignment or are you trying to choose a career? The two are separate things. You can do a poster on anything you want, that isn't going to somehow define your career.

Poster for extra-curricular assignment. The requirements for the topic you choose was to be a STEM career you're interested in and I thought it would be good to link it biology since I enjoy it and many STEM careers are based around it. I mention medicine because that is the career I want to follow but it wouldn't be the best choice to do a poster about, reasons aforementioned on previous post. So I wanted ideas for a biology related STEM career, so at least I'd been familiar with it and have a liking enough to present the poster (we have to talk about the career of our choice for 5 minutes)
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Original post by Blue_Bunny
So I need to do a poster about a STEM career I find interesting and there are three separate awards 1)Best design 2)Most informative poster 3)Most original career. My best shot is probably at number 2 or 3 because I can't draw very well and my talents are in writing.

My interest are in biology and I want to to pursue medicine but that isn't the most creative or original career so I was thinking to find a career that is related to biology but more unique.

I have recently found genetics and lab work (specifically research to help treat diseases) quite interesting so I was wondering if there are any careers that suit those? Forensic sciences was something I came across but it's not something I'm passionate about so any ideas?

Note: anything that involves physics or maths directly, such as engineering, I don't want to do because I hate physics and I'm very poor at it

Quite general career paths but people I know from my UG/ PG have gone onto work in clinical trials, public health, medical writing, regulatory affairs, HEOR, medical affairs
Original post by Blue_Bunny
Poster for extra-curricular assignment. The requirements for the topic you choose was to be a STEM career you're interested in and I thought it would be good to link it biology since I enjoy it and many STEM careers are based around it. I mention medicine because that is the career I want to follow but it wouldn't be the best choice to do a poster about, reasons aforementioned on previous post. So I wanted ideas for a biology related STEM career, so at least I'd been familiar with it and have a liking enough to present the poster (we have to talk about the career of our choice for 5 minutes)


I mean there are lots of very specific roles within medicine, some of which may not be that well understood or well known. The average person is probably not that familiar with the ins and outs of say, the specialties of chemical pathology or aerospace medicine for example :smile:
Bioinformatician? It's not particularly unique, but people outside of medical research likely don't know much about it.
Original post by artful_lounger
I mean there are lots of very specific roles within medicine, some of which may not be that well understood or well known. The average person is probably not that familiar with the ins and outs of say, the specialties of chemical pathology or aerospace medicine for example :smile:

The poster competition is hosted by a Cambridge college so I think they would know... but I didn't realise medicine had nuance roles, any chance there's like a list of the different jobs within medicine?
Original post by Blue_Bunny
The poster competition is hosted by a Cambridge college so I think they would know... but I didn't realise medicine had nuance roles, any chance there's like a list of the different jobs within medicine?


Yeah, basically all of medicine is divided into specialties and GP (which sometimes overlaps if the GP has a special interest in some hospital based area I think?).

All the current GMC approved specialty training programmes (and the curricula for them, although that's probably more meaningful to medics) here:https://www.gmc-uk.org/education/standards-guidance-and-curricula/curricula

There are also subspecialties (listed in the above) and special interests (not necessarily included in those curricula) too. The latter can be pretty broad ranging I think.
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Genetic Counsellor? Mix of medicine, science and helping people! Its a growing field as we keep finding out more about genes, genomes etc
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Original post by alice456
Genetic Counsellor? Mix of medicine, science and helping people! Its a growing field as we keep finding out more about genes, genomes etc

is there anything more specific to researching about genetic conditions and how we can prevent them? Research is a key thing I'm interested in but I don't know of any job that would specialise in genetic research.
Original post by Blue_Bunny
is there anything more specific to researching about genetic conditions and how we can prevent them? Research is a key thing I'm interested in but I don't know of any job that would specialise in genetic research.

A research scientist or clinician scientist within the field of genetics would generally specialise in genetic research.
Original post by Blue_Bunny
is there anything more specific to researching about genetic conditions and how we can prevent them? Research is a key thing I'm interested in but I don't know of any job that would specialise in genetic research.

Clinical geneticist (doctor who specialises in genetics)

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