Biomedical Engineering Career

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High school is very stressful, especially once a person gets to their junior and senior year. This is because once someone is at this point in their life, their whole future should already be planned out. That is a lot of pressure. I will admit I have not fully done this yet, but at the moment I am choosing between Pathology and Biomedical Engineering. The main factors I am focusing on the most are: length of school time, salary, employment, family life, and personal experience. Keeping all of this new information in mind, I am going to try and figure out my future career. A big factor to look at for choosing an occupation is how long someone will have to go to school for. In pathology, I would have to go to college and get into medical school.…show more content…
The medical field is something that I want to get involved in to help heal people; consequently, biomedical engineering intrigues me. Doctors are really cool, in my opinion, because they save peoples’ lives. Many people do not want to be doctors because they think that doctors also lose a lot of their patients. That is the bad part of the job, but I believe the feeling of saving another person’s life will be somewhat fulfilling. In biomedical engineering it combines my love of math and my want to save lives or improve them. However, in pathology I really want to look for diseases. I think this job will be interesting. In particular, I want to look at tissue samples and look for cancer cells to see if they are cancerous or not cancerous. Cancer has always encaptured my attention. I always thought, even since I was little, that I was going to be a doctor when I’m older and find a cure. A lot of people close to me have been diagnosed with cancer; therefore, I really wanted to get in a field dealing with cancer so I could learn more about it. I just, at the moment, really do not want to do anything surgical and cut people open. That’s why I am glad that there are different kinds of pathologists. There are surgical pathologists, cytopathologists, and molecular pathologists. Cytopathology and molecular pathology would probably be a larger possibility in my future. Briefly explaining them, “Cytopathology is a branch of pathology that studies and diagnoses diseases on the cellular level. It is usually used to aid in the diagnosis of cancer, but also helps in the diagnosis of certain infectious diseases and other inflammatory conditions” (What is Pathology). On the other hand, “Molecular Pathology is a relatively recent discipline that has achieved remarkable progress over the past decade. It emphasizes the study and diagnosis of disease through the examination of molecules within organs, tissues or bodily

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