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    Exclamation Engineering to Psychology or Biotecnology?

    So I'm an engineering student who hates engineering. I've always been passionate about psychology and biotechnology but I chose eng for the money. Now I've decided to transfer out of engineering to either psychology or biotechnology.

    Can anyone tell me how difficult those courses are so I know what I'm prepared for?
    Also I wanted to know if anyone knows anyone who's done biotechnology, since I was looking at what jobs are available?

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    Re: Engineering to Psychology or Biotecnology?

    Biotech jobs are limited

    To become an actual psychologist, you require an honours, usually a masters/phD as well

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    Re: Engineering to Psychology or Biotecnology?

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    So I'm an engineering student who hates engineering. I've always been passionate about psychology and biotechnology but I chose eng for the money. Now I've decided to transfer out of engineering to either psychology or biotechnology.
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    Re: Engineering to Psychology or Biotecnology?

    wat are the possibilites of changing courses from engineering at unsw (civil with environmental) to medicine at unsw

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    Re: Engineering to Psychology or Biotecnology?

    Quote Originally Posted by legend12345 View Post
    wat are the possibilites of changing courses from engineering at unsw (civil with environmental) to medicine at unsw
    possibile

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    Re: Engineering to Psychology or Biotecnology?

    u can probs switch over but it would extend your degree by like a year, so if your willing to deal with that go ahead.

    know some relatives who r psychs who sorta steered me away from it as the amount of hours of experience required to become certified for a private practice (not to mention your masters and maybe PhD) you basically bust a gut and train similar hours to a doctor and get paid paid jack shit, there are however plenty of jobs in the rural areas

    all info about psychs applies to practising psychologists/therapists-not research roles, i dont know anything about that

    Biotech pays higher than psych (generally assuming you work for private companies in research) but there are less jobs, you also require a PhD for most research roles, the pay is still lower than engineering

    so basically each career path has there pros and cons and you should probably pick what you like most

    if u want to switch do it but be prepared to add like a year to your time at uni.

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