Can you work as Bioinformatics if you have minor in computer science and BS in biochemistry?
I am currently majoring in biochemistry and I was thinking of doing minor in computer science. You think i could get a job in Bioinformatics?
Asked By: Tom s - 3/22/2010
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Yes, but that would be an entry level job with limited growth potential. I would suggest getting at least a Masters degree in computer science. This way your biochemistry background and degree in computers will pave you a much brighter way in the bioinformatics career. You might be able to get an assistantship position... More
Answered By: Aqwa - 3/26/2010
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Sounds like the perfect combination to me! You need more Biological understanding than computing to understand what the answer is that you are looking for, and the computer science part would show your competance with the electronic part. Good luck.
Answered By: Jennifer - 3/23/2010
Almost certainly - though you might have to first do a postgrad in Bioinformatics (a PhD or Masters).
Answered By: gribbling - 3/23/2010
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