A blog used to continue discussions outside of the classroom in the Medicine Class at Arapahoe High School.
I believe that I am observant and curious. I would define myself as an explorer, but I also am collaborative. I could see myself as a physician, but I am not sure in some of the more technical positions. What do you think are detriments to being an investigator?
Biomedical engineering interests me most out of the careers listed. I want to be able to regrow organs for people that need transplants. I would like to help design prosthetics for people who have lost appendages. The genetic engineering portion of this field is also of great interest to me. I would love to be able to design the best plant possible through crossing the genes between plants.
There are no detriments. This is the greatest thing that has ever happened to me.
In my past posts I've said that I wanted to be Biomedical Engineer. Lucky for me, this falls into my personality type. I want to go into this field because it's still relatively new. There's still a lot of different topics to research and a lot of problems to solve.
Kyle, would it be difficult for you to not collaborate with people, or have patients? Or is that your personality?
Eric, Really there are no detriments? What about being detail focused and not placing findings in the context of the entire world?
I think I am investigator by nature. I love learning new concepts and discovering original ideas of thought. I think my character molds to specific occupationss such as a physician or a biochemist. My dad is a physician, and has loved every minute of his practice, and I am confident I will follow in his footsteps. I also think Biochemistry is fascinating, and it amalgamates my two favorite subjects into one generalized field of study.
Well, I am not collaborative, but i would define myself as curios. I love to experiment on everything, taking it apart piece by piece. However, I do not enjoy the spot light, so the best job in this category for me would be the medical assistant, because they only research for a doctor above them.
Of the careers listed from the Investigator column I think the career of a pharmacist interests me the most because this would give me the opportunity to study pharmaceuticals and make sure that the drug(s) I represent are the preferred choice when doctors in the territory write prescriptions.
I like this category more than my other high classification (Enterprisers). I agree with Kyle in that Biomedical Engineering would be a prime career in this category. This field doesn't lend itself well to interaction, it's very much a lab category, and one of the most intriguing parts of being a doctor is the person to person interaction.
I think being curious would be an important trait for an investigator to have.
Biomedical engineering is on almost every list, because it's such a wide field. Bernardo, what part of Bio-Med would you want to go into? Would you prefer the first stage of research, creating the design, fixing it when it breaks, or a different field?
I am observant and curious too and occasionally prefer to work by myself. But I would rather be a physician than a technologist. I don't see myself working with a test tube for hours obtaining very few, small results. I suppose fields like Biomedical Engineering or Biochemistry do sound interesting though.
I feel like I'm in the same position as Kailyn. The careers that stick out to me in this section are radiologist and physician; however, the test also says I am a helper as well as an investigator, so opthalmology is also a viable choice.
I agree that curiosity defines an investigator. But do you guys believe that investigators are more specific and detail-oriented, or more general?
Of all the careers listed, which is least interesting to you and why?
Kailyn, I could work with patients if I had to but it's more my personality to work alone
@KailynNope. I could care less about finding a place in the world. This categorization doesn't worry me in the slightest. I've always wanted to be a radiologist, and now Craig is essentially telling me "Eric, you would make a good radiologist."@BernardoYes. All of these fields have tons of leeway for innovation. It's a good placement for people who like us, who are curious and scientific.
I would consider myself a curious scientist, always looking for hints to solve a problem. Although this isn't my top choice, I would consider going into genetics or being a health writer. These two are both investigative careers where I would be challenged with a problem and searching for a solution, which is very rewarding.
I agree with @Kyle C. I believe the next thing we need to accomplish is re-growing organs and lost appendages. With this we would be able to cure most people that would normally die from what they have. I don’t really see myself as someone who likes to work alone I like collaborating with other people.
Kailyn, I believe that investigators are specific and detail oriented because generally when people are curious about something they dig into the small details to figure out the mystery.
@Justin BYes. Quite
@natalie- I'm not sure I agree with you Natalie. Biomedical engineering can be an interactive career. It really depends on how you take it as with most other careers.@Nick- I think I'd go into prostheses. I'm not half bad at working with my hands and building comes easily to me. As to which stage I'd like to work in all of them. I see no reason why I should limit myself to only one
KailynInvestigators would be more of a specifics-oriented posistion, not just due to the nature of the investigators, but in research there is a specific problem that needs to be solved. This requires a specific answer acquired through running a similar if not duplicated test over and over.
@kailynI think investigators are more about solving the problem at hand. If the problem is more broad, they can think in more broad terms. If the problem comes down to a finite detail somewhere in the chain, they can hunt that down too. It is more about finding the necessary responsive action.
I don't discredit the importance of this field, or the fact that the future of medicine is in the advancements that come out of biomedical engineering. But I think curiosity shouldn't define your future, and physicians are exploring new things constantly, as well as surgeons (I mean, there's exploratory surgery).
Eric, Are you sugggesting that your automatically going to be a good radiologist? Let's be honest, good is not good enough now a days. Good luck trying to get a job being a "good" radiologist. Check yourself fool.
I love working by myself, but at the same time I feel like sometimes I can work better collaboritively. Any suggestions on occupations for me?
Biochemistry falls in to this category. From the research I've done it still seems pretty new. It also sounds really interesting; taking one cell and manipulating it to do/create what you want
Even though I was not categorized as an investigator, I would still love to be a radiologist because it fascinated me most. I would like to become a radiologist because I would get to work with anatomy and being able to figure things out by studying and analyzing pictures (x-rays).
@codyAs a researcher you would be working as part of a team, as well as alone on various points.
We have to keep in mind, the careers listed do not constitute all possible choices. There are many for our subsection that are not listed. Additionally, this is the section every one here fit into the most. That doesn't mean that other areas/careers aren't for you.
CodyThe least interesting posistion out of all of those listed would be Health Writer. It seems like it would be dry and monotonous everyday. Every job is really what you make of it, but would you rather be running the experiments or doing lab writeups for a career?
@BernardoI see your point, but I agree with Kyle that this is a field where it's easy to isoloate yourself.
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