REQ for info on virology
ED at molbiol.uct.ac.za
Mon Jun 12 03:26:37 EST 1995
> From: ajmst37 at vms.cis.pitt.edu
> Subject: REQ for info on virology
> I am considering virolology as a career, and was wondering what options
> are out there within virology. Is it basically research, or are there
> other branches that involve more?
> I was also wondering what schooling was required for positions in virology.
> I am a Junior working toward a bachelor's in Biology, and am planning to
> go on to graduate school, but where do I go from there?
"The starting point for anyone interested in virology is the undergraduate biology major.
Then there is a fork in the road at which the person chooses to seek a degree from a
medical school or veterinary school or to enter a Ph.D program in virology per se. Either
way you go, I can say "it's a wonderful life". "
- Access Excellence's interview with Frederick Murphy
Who could say more? If you want to earn more money and have more
opportunities in the field, do a medical / veterinary degree first
(you can then do clinical practice); if you are more pure of heart,
do a basic science degree then follow the research route. You won't
ever get rich, and you'll struggle for a decent job in the filed,
but...it's fun. And that's why most of us do it, whatever we say.
| Ed Rybicki, PhD | ed at molbiol.uct.ac.za |
| Dept Microbiology | University of Cape Town |
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