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BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING OR MEDICAL SCIENCE? Career prospects? course difficulty? (1 Viewer)

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I am interetsed in all things medical. I want to perhaps go into medicine or dentistry but I also want a back up plan if i don't get in and want to be employable. One is 5 years the other 3 years so I really can't decide. What is everyone opinion?
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if you love a field you would be good at it.. if you are good at it jobs would be at your feet...

All depends on you tbh..
 

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Both are basically the same. But biomed is more pathological I think.
 

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engineering is pretty good but biomed jobs in Australia specifically are nor very common
This is not true, if you do biomedical you can either try and find a research job or work in any Pathology lab just be aware in major cities it's always competitive and they want experience so take up the traineeships when they pop up.
 

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This is not true, if you do biomedical you can either try and find a research job or work in any Pathology lab just be aware in major cities it's always competitive and they want experience so take up the traineeships when they pop up.
aka no jobs in biomedical engineering specifically
 

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aka no jobs in biomedical engineering specifically
There are companies like Roche who supply all the machinery to labs around the country, so I wouldn't go around saying there are 'no jobs'
 

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Check out this thread:

https://www.reddit.com/r/engineering/comments/31xks8/my_experience_with_biomedical_engineering_bmes_i/

It seems there aren't a lot of jobs. Yes that doesn't mean there's NONE, but personally I wouldn't like the stress that.

It also seems that you might be better in doing a degree that's more 'specific'. Maybe do electrical engineering and choose bio electives??
That's in America, where the job market for biomedical engineering is FAR stronger than in Australia.
Mechanical engineers can also work in the biomedical industry since it's so broad.
 

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I am interetsed in all things medical. I want to perhaps go into medicine or dentistry but I also want a back up plan if i don't get in and want to be employable. One is 5 years the other 3 years so I really can't decide. What is everyone opinion?
Thanks
Well if you don't get into med straight away but are still interested, do medical science then sit the GAMSAT and UMAT again, but if you're only trying for Med this once then I don't recommend doing Medical Science. You might be better off doing standard science since that offers way more flexibility and better job prospects. I'm pretty sure the employability in medical science is pretty low due to the sheer number of med sci graduates.
 

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