Career Research EXAMPLE

1. Each 9 weeks reflect on at least 3 potential careers in Health and Medical science by adding a New Post for each career researched. Title the post the name of the Career you are researching. 
2. Use a minimum of two sources of information including Internet websites and other resources that enable you to complete the requested information. 
3. Summarize the information using a bullet format and the sub-headings listed below: 
o Correct Name of the Career 
o Education and/or Training Required 
o Responsibilities and Daily Activities 
o Salary Range 
o Documentation of Sources ( the Internet websites and other resources used. All sources should be listed in MLA Format)
o Self-Reflection ( Use a few sentences to describe your level of interest in this profession and why you would or would not pursue this career option)


posted Jan 3, 2016, 1:03 PM by Jeremy Dove

  • Correct Name of the Career:  Biochemist
  • Education and/or Training Required: Usually Biochemists have a PhD in biochemistry and often have a bachelors degree in a similar field such as chemistry, biology, or biochemistry. Biochemists will often work with experienced scientists before working on their own.
  • Responsibilities and Daily Activities: Biochemists are responsible for researching the properties, both chemical and physical, of organisms, especially cells. They often conduct and analyze experiments in laboratories. They often test drugs and medicines and attempt to synthesise molecules like enzymes and proteins.
  • Salary Range: $34,000 - $95,000 / year
  • Documentation of Sources:
"Biochemist Salary (United States)." Payscale. PayScale, 2015. Web. 30 Nov. 2015.

 "Summary of Biochemists and Biophysicists." U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 8 Jan. 2014. Web. 18 Dec. 
  • Self-Reflection: I enjoy doing experiments and finding out how things work, so I think I would like this job. It does not, however, excite me as much as some of the other jobs I have learned about.


posted Jan 3, 2016, 10:48 AM by Jeremy Dove

A virologist is a scientist who studies microorganisms, discovering why and how certain diseases will spread. In some cases virologists will plan and coordinate an experiment then supervise a group of younger, less practiced researchers as they complete the lab. Usually the observing will be of bacteria in which is hosting a virus of some sort.
The education which is required to become a professional, employed, virologist is considered advanced. Sufficient math and science courses such as, Biology and Chemistry are recommended. A Bachelors degree in virology is ideal, however not many schools have virology programs therefor a degree in organic chemistry or biology are common. Laboratory experience and familiarity is required in order to become a virologist.
4-6 years of college is expected as well as completed fellowship and postdoctoral research. The place of work for a typical virologist is either a university or a private lab.The estimated salary for a virologist as of 2010 is $77 thousand. Depending on the particular agreement and importance of the position salary's and expectations may vary.
In order to be a virologist, it is necessary to have quite a lot of experience and knowledge of the material. Many responsibilities are placed upon a virologist even as a beginner. In my opinion, I would not pursue the option because of the decent amount of time observing groups of scientists preform experiments instead of preforming them, themselves. As well as that, the scientists study bacteria and microorganism rather than a human patient which is what i prefer. Being a virologist is very important, however I do not believe it is the job for me.

"Education and Training Required to Become a Virologist." Education and Training Required to Become a Virologist. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Oct. 2015.
"Nation." Scribd. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Oct. 2015.
"Responsibilities of a Virologist." Work. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Oct. 2015.

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