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7/24/08 9:39 PM
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jhtaq11
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Here's what I'm looking at right now:

Computer science/Finance and/or Economics

Computer science/Biotechnology

Biotechnology/Finance and/or Economics

Any thoughts from the collective wisdom of the OG?
7/25/08 1:40 PM
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I think you'll do well with any of those

Personally, I'd chose Finance/Economics, but it just interest me more.

Best of luck whichever route you take.
7/25/08 7:43 PM
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I don't know, one of my associates just graduated with bachelor's in Economics and landed a nice job right away with Nissan's North American HQs.
7/25/08 10:48 PM
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riceavenger - An undergrad in econ alone isn't going to do much good; if you go and get a masters though you can get a pretty good paying job.

Computer science and biotechnology should pay pretty well even on the undergrad level.

So you think they make a decent combination? both are extremely interesting but seem strange, as a career path at least. I suppose bioinformatics is an option...
7/27/08 2:19 AM
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If you are doing computer science, #1 you better enjoy programming #2 you better enjoy math.

MOST students at my University are making 55-75k a year right out of college.
7/27/08 3:11 AM
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billy-b0y - If you are doing computer science, #1 you better enjoy programming #2 you better enjoy math.

MOST students at my University are making 55-75k a year right out of college.


Nice...Thanks for the responses all
7/27/08 6:03 PM
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With all of these I think you need to decide how far you want to go. Especially with Econ and Finance, you need need to go for your MA, with a Ph.D being the best ticket into a lucrative job market.


That said, put aside which job you think is going to pay better in 10 years and decide what interests you most. If you enjoy science, perhaps doubling in Biotech and Econ is smart, but if you end up picking it, or anything else, just because of a potential salary, you may end up hating it and skipping out of University.

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