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Prospects of a BS Chemistry Degree?

Prospects of a BS Chemistry Degree? Topic: Many a research assistant
June 17, 2019 / By Chrissy
Question: Greetings all, I am a junior, with a very mediocre gpa(2.3). I have yet to choose a major, but have been considering Chemsitry. I did struggle with Chem my Freshman year, but after ironing out some personal issues, I feel ready to tackle Chemistry, and pursue the major. What are the job prospects if I do get a BS in Chem? Is it recommended to take it a step further and get a Masters? I will be retaking some of the classes I got a poor grade in to improve my overall gpa. Thanks all for the input.
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Audrea Audrea | 6 days ago
A BS in Chem is pretty useless unless you want to be a lab assistant for $28,000 a year the rest of your life. For the optimum benefit, you need to get a PhD in Chem and either conduct your own research or work for a drug manufacturing company. If you're a junior, it will take you longer than 4 years to graduate with a BS in Chem. You need to take many difficult biology classes, calculus and physics classes, as well as Organic chem and Physical chem (even harder than Organic chem). If you retake gen chem and still do not do well (A- or higher) then I strongly recommend that you choose something else.
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Audrea Originally Answered: Prospects of a BS Chemistry Degree?
A BS in Chem is pretty useless unless you want to be a lab assistant for $28,000 a year the rest of your life. For the optimum benefit, you need to get a PhD in Chem and either conduct your own research or work for a drug manufacturing company. If you're a junior, it will take you longer than 4 years to graduate with a BS in Chem. You need to take many difficult biology classes, calculus and physics classes, as well as Organic chem and Physical chem (even harder than Organic chem). If you retake gen chem and still do not do well (A- or higher) then I strongly recommend that you choose something else.

Audrea Originally Answered: Am I a loser because I'm 33 with no prospects and have no direction after a bad accident?
Right now you sound like you are completely overwhelmed so as a starting point, confide in a family member or close friend so you do not feel alone. It would seem your emotions and the aftermath of events have piled high on your shoulders so it would be beneficial for you to speak with a professional you can help you peel back the layers and process all that has happened. You could also learn important coping strategies to help you in day to day life. On a practical level, it would be good to get absolute clarification about what - if any - physical limitations you may have so you can know what type of work would be best suited to you. Also, get financial and legal advise and seek assistance for putting payment plans in place. At 33, life comes to a standstill if you chose this to be. Sit quietly and decide what is important to you, identify your priorities and with help, set about making them happen. Consider all your options and speak to people in your community, contact educational institutions and explore Government resources to see what is available to you. Understand your thoughts, emotions and behavior are connected. If you wake up each day with negative thoughts, this is going to impact on your emotions and this will influence your behavior. If you want to see change, make different choices. If you continue as is, you will not see a different outcome.
Audrea Originally Answered: Am I a loser because I'm 33 with no prospects and have no direction after a bad accident?
Basically yes. Be careful dealing with attornies and doctors. Here in my city, attornies are destroying lives, careers, and relationships without trail. We have also witnessed multiple medical practitioners victimize clients in order to create more business activity. I personally know a therapists who claims everyone is a mental handicap and needs treatments. There are plenty of availible jobs in your area. More than likely an anoymous politico royal or bigot is denying you the right to purse life and liberty. If you read mainstream media like Gannett or Belo, you realize a lot of people in your situation just end it with a quick jump or slug to the head. Its a permanent solution. Not all lives are intentionally destroyed at such a young age, thats why you are a victim.
Audrea Originally Answered: Am I a loser because I'm 33 with no prospects and have no direction after a bad accident?
sure. I am 60 and have had to start over many times in life. The only failure is to quit trying. You have some important skills. But you have to take things in order. You at least have a job. Go in with the attitude that this is just a temporary step to getting where you need to be. The most pressing issues at this time is keeping a roof over your head and take care of this DUI. And take some responsibility for yourself. The cops aren't "ruthless". You were under the influence and had no business driving. You deserve the DUI. I would advise you use a pubic defender. They're free. You were under the influence so plead no contest and throw yourself on the mercy of the court. If this is your first offense, have the attitude that you admit you made a terrible mistake in judgement and are willing to do as the court sees fit to get your life back in order. Then DO THAT. If you are a repeat offender, start going to AA meetings NOW and get some help. They're free. You may have to rent a room in someone's house for affordable housing. Don't cause trouble and save your money. Your main problem is that you are overwhelmed. There's too many things going on that don't have much to do with each other. And they're all combining to make one big mess. I get it. I've been there a few times in my life also. So here's what you do everyday: Go to your job. Work hard and don't blow it. It's not perfect but this is TEMPORARY. So they're all young kids. You're not there to socialize. Work hard. Save your money. In the time you're not at work, get this legal issue settled. Get the attorney.. Go to AA meetings preferably everyday for a few reasons. 1. Get some help 2. People to socialize with who are in the boat. 3. Because it ultimately helps your legal case to go before you're told by the court, that you're volunteering to get help without the court telling you you have to. Take all of this step by step and when you are feeling overwhelmed and hopeless, engage in some type of physical activity this will release endorphins in your brain and remove the cobwebs. It really does work. A brisk walk for 10 minutes even if it's too hot outside will do wonders. Maybe this coming semester you can take some business management courses if you haven't already done so. Those courses will help you get a good sales job. If nothing else, take them to get out doing something different. I didn't mention faith based activities because you didn't mention that, but this might be a good time to reflect on your relationship with God. He doesn't think you're a loser. He loves you and is ready to forgive you and accept you just as you are. I wish you the best of all that life has for you. I don't believe in luck. I believe in you.

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