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ZeratulZeratul PExer
edited March 2019 in The Working Filipino #1
I noticed that many students just take BS Biology as their quckest ticket to a slot in med school. Parang ginawa lang nilang stepping stone yung kurso at yung mga prof ay disappointed that they're just churning out doctors.

Are there any good careers for BS Biology graduates out there? I mean aside from teaching HS science / College TA or med rep, as in HIGHER PAYING jobs? Or would you suggest that BS Biology grads like me take further studies (i.e. food technology, bio tech, advanced chemistry, pharmacy, etc.) to merge in the corporate R&D world?

Another thing - madali ba talaga matanggap sa mga MS program abroad in USA? Sabi ng isang threadwriter dami daw mga tao, kangkong grades sa peyups Diliman science & engineering nakakuha ng good MS programs abroad. Tres at quatro daw grado sa majors lusot pa! Dis trus or BS? Enlighten me naman! (Joules ata yung threadwriter).

To all Pinoy BS biology/chemistry scientists out there who have made it big here and abroad in the firms (not necessarily millionaires) I do appreciate your enlightenment. I don't want to be a med rep or biology teacher. Sure these are decent jobs, but doing them just because you have no choices, taking them without a true calling, and not enjoying them sucks.

Thank you.

Comments

  • hey zeratul,

    i feel your frustration. ano ba reason mo for taking bio? what do you feel your 'true calling' was, anyhow?
  • my GF is a BS BIO grad and for two years of work, she's still a cashier.......
  • I run my own corporation but I also want another good leisurely job in R&D. Gusto ko sanang mag-MS pero lousy yung mga MS programs dito eh. It's not high earnings I'm after - I already laid with that, it's the fact that I've never pursued a scientific career based on my science background. How ironic ain't it?
  • Up natin tong thread na to..
  • jeyffermendezjeyffermendez PEx Rookie ⭐
    Needless to say that underemployment and job mismatches both define what our graduates face after 4 or 5 years of college education.

    Bs. Bio graduate rin ako, pero after a year of teaching, na-isip ko na hinde akma i-pursue ang course na'to lalo na kung walang magke-cater na industriya dito sa Pinas para sa mga bio-related job opportunities.

    At dahil intermediate course s'ya, hinde ka pedeng maging teacher hangga't hinde ka nakakapag-take ng 18 educ units, at hinde ka pedeng maging lab-tech kung wala ka namang microbio major or OJT, hinde ka pede sa ospital dahil hinde naman naka-focus sa clinical-experience yung subjects nyo (unlike nursing, medtech, etc.) or depende narin siguro sa School or Curriculum na pinagkukuhanan mo ng Bs Bio degree mo.

    In short, masalimuot humanap ng high-paying job from Bs Bio degree per se, kelangan mo pa mag-MS, or kumuha ng ibang educ units para lang maka-punta sa makakabuhay na trabaho.

    Hinde ko sinasabing limitahan ang mga BS Bio enrollees oh i-demotivate sila. I have enjoyed the course. Yung pag-hahalungkat ng mga lamang loob ng mammals para ikumpara sa ibang vertebrates upang maunawaan mong mabuti yung functions ng bawat organs, yung kabisado mong bawat buto ng kinakain mong chicken joy, Oh yung memorized mong life cycle ng bawat lamok, fruit-fly at anu mang gamo-gamong nakikita mo sa hardin nyo, oh yung alam mong isegregate kung sang pamilya at anung kamag-anak ng bawat halaman na nasa bahay-kubo.. napaka intelektuwal at kaaya-aya ng kursong Biology, pero hinde akma yung kung anung merong tayong trabaho sa Pinas para tugunan yung dumaraming Bio graduates naten dito sa bansa. =(

    after a year of High School teaching and 6 years of working in a BPO industry na malayong malayo sa natapos ko, hinde ko na sigurado kung babalik ba 'ko sa pagaaral para matugunan yung kakulangan ng course ko, oh ipu-pursue ko na yung trabaho ko ngayon na hinde ko naman passion. =(
  • jeyffermendezjeyffermendez PEx Rookie ⭐
    This link might give us more background about the issue:

    http://www.finduniversity.ph/testimonials.aspx?maj=6
  • A true biologist, after graduation, retains his/her strenght. Napapansin ko sa mga nakakilala ko nung college ko na before and after graduation, kahit sang field, magagaling sila. In terms of papupuntahan, I worked in a lab when I was a student, as research assistant right before graduation, and now a candidate for a permanent position as researcher. Tyaga lang yan. Mas marami lang chance sa labas. Pero kung willing ka talaga, madami naman papupuntahan. Its true na Biology is a pre-med and pre-teacher course. Pero kahit ganun, packed na with enough knowledge ang mga biologists.
  • Hi. I am a recent graduate of BS Biology and I really want to pursue a career in Research. Could you help me if you know an institution which is on hire right now? Its been months but there is no vacancy in research organizations. Hoping you could help me in this area. Thank you.
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