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Hi! I’m currently studying maths biology and chemistry at as level and I’m looking at different uni courses. The ones sticking out to me are biological sciences, biomedical engineering and optometry. Does anyone have advice about any of these and what careers they could lead to?

I’m attracted to the biological sciences because I love biology and it seems very general so i don’t have to narrow down my choices. I like the biomedical sciences because I love maths and it sounds so interesting. I like the optometry because I like the idea of working towards a solid job with a good salary and it sounds very interesting and rewarding. Any advice would be great thanks!!
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Original post by user374
Hi! I’m currently studying maths biology and chemistry at as level and I’m looking at different uni courses. The ones sticking out to me are biological sciences, biomedical engineering and optometry. Does anyone have advice about any of these and what careers they could lead to?
I’m attracted to the biological sciences because I love biology and it seems very general so i don’t have to narrow down my choices. I like the biomedical sciences because I love maths and it sounds so interesting. I like the optometry because I like the idea of working towards a solid job with a good salary and it sounds very interesting and rewarding. Any advice would be great thanks!!

Hey,

You're correct that biological sciences are broad and it will support you into a wide range of career paths. This science often includes plants I believe. If this is not something you are interested in then take a look at Biomedical Sciences (but still check the modules in case).

The best thing that you could do is to attend an open day at the nearest university that offers these course to see if they still appeal to you.

I have heard that Optometry requires a surprising amount of physics and I imagine it would have fewer career options in comparison to Biological Sciences. Though, it is a great subject and if you're keen for that then go for it :smile:
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Original post by 048243
Hey,
You're correct that biological sciences are broad and it will support you into a wide range of career paths. This science often includes plants I believe. If this is not something you are interested in then take a look at Biomedical Sciences (but still check the modules in case).
The best thing that you could do is to attend an open day at the nearest university that offers these course to see if they still appeal to you.
I have heard that Optometry requires a surprising amount of physics and I imagine it would have fewer career options in comparison to Biological Sciences. Though, it is a great subject and if you're keen for that then go for it :smile:
thanks for replying! that’s interesting about physics in optometry I love physics and maths so that sounds good
Original post by user374
Hi! I’m currently studying maths biology and chemistry at as level and I’m looking at different uni courses. The ones sticking out to me are biological sciences, biomedical engineering and optometry. Does anyone have advice about any of these and what careers they could lead to?
I’m attracted to the biological sciences because I love biology and it seems very general so i don’t have to narrow down my choices. I like the biomedical sciences because I love maths and it sounds so interesting. I like the optometry because I like the idea of working towards a solid job with a good salary and it sounds very interesting and rewarding. Any advice would be great thanks!!
i did a biology degree and strongly don't recommend it from a narrow career perspective but it's fine to do if you get lots of white collar work experience to make up for it

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