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Shana Melanaphy

It's wonderful that you have so many interests, you will never be left bored! From the way you worded your question, it seems that you think about the world around you in terms of science. For a career I definitely suggest pursuing the microbiology and the bio-medical field. Having strong skills in physics and mathematics can help you to understand how microorganisms function and interact with their environment and other organisms, such as humans. Research in this area is always prosperous and the applications enormous. If you are interested in microbiology and bio-medicine, I suggest looking at some recent science articles and reading about what advancements in microbiology are happening today (sciencedaily.com is wonderful). If that is something that you are interested in, try to find careers in hospitals or public health offices and consider pursuing a bachelor's degree in microbiology.

Now art and music don't need to be excluded from your life if you pursue the sciences as a career. Using art and music to convey scientific information is a great learning tool and can grasp an audience that is unfamiliar with scientific terminology and facts. With today's shift to computers, many are turning to multimedia to convey scientific understanding. Animated and computer-generated videos are used to show how proteins move through a cell, or how DNA replicates, or how your immune system fights invaders. Not only that but textbooks are still used and there are many images that are drawn to show how the living world around us works. Music can be used the same way (look up on YouTube.com the PCR song and GTCA song). Those are also some avenues to consider if you have strong feelings towards the arts and want to use art to convey science.

And finally, nothing you choose has to be a permanent decision. There is no rule stating that you have to just pursue one of these routes and completely give up the other. Try a little bit of everything and see what you can do with it. You may even discover a new way to integrate the sciences with the humanities and produce something extraordinary. Take things one step at a time and you'll find your calling.

Good luck, I hope that was helpful advice!

Answered 9 years ago

Shana Melanaphy