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What kind of career could I have with these majors or minors?

Hello, I'm currently a senior in high school and next year will be going to Michigan State University. Right now I have two major interests, Genetics and foreign languages, in particular German and French. So, if I were to major in Genomics then either major or minor in German, French, or linguistics what kind of jobs could I get? I had originally been thinking I would just get a career in Genetic research then just happen to know German, but never use it more than maybe studying abroad, but the more I study German the more I love it. Are there many careers or jobs, if any, open to where I would be able to utilize all of these skills? Okay, thanks. I suppose a question within this was whether or not there were realistic and successful jobs out there to where it would be worth double majoring.

Asked By: JJ - 12/22/2010
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You could get a job at one of the Max Planck Institutes (see link below). You could work in the USA for a German, Swiss or Austrian pharmaceutical or diagnostics company (e.g. Roche Diagnostics, Boehringer Ingelheim, Novartis, Bayer.)
Answered By: Emily M - 12/22/2010
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I can't imagine a job that would explicitly require knowledge of German and genetics, aside from doing genetics research in a German-speaking country. If you want to learn German, realize that a minor OR a major doesn't necessarily mean you're fluent. A study abroad would be an excellent place to showcase your foreign... More
Answered By: Arbitrary Person - 12/22/2010
 
Here is a listing of the average starting and mid-career salaries for most 4 year majors. The issue here is that these only apply to people who actually got a job in their field. Many graduates in the lower half on the list never get a job in their field and are not counted... More
Answered By: Chuckles - 12/22/2010
 
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