Seeking Career Advice
rphair at ix.netcom.com
Sat Aug 24 22:06:21 EST 1996
With an art background, you need to answer a critical question. Do you
want to abandon art altogether and take up biology, or do you want to
combine the two. Combinations like this can lead to astonishingly
Unless you have decided you dislike art, I'd suggest you look for ways
to combine your skills and interests. There are, for example, many
distinguished Art Applied to Medicine programs. But as the world wide
web becomes more mainstream, there will be endless opportunities for
visual artists who can communicate technical subjects (like biology) in
visually appealing and informative ways.
This is said from the perspective of a biologist who spent 17 years on
the faculty of a major research medical school.
Good luck! And don't listen to negative people. If you can define the
goal, and are willing to work until you reach it, nothing can stop you.
Robert D Phair PhD: rphair at ix.netcom.com
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