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14 June 2007 @ 01:32 am
A career in biology? Confused thoughts.  
I just received a letter from BCIT yesterday.  Have got some good news and some bad news.  The good news is that I've been accepted into the Medical Laboratory Tech Program.  The bad news is that the program has currently been filled.  Funny they tell you things like this.  It seems now that there's not much I can do but wait.  Number 20 on the waiting list.  You pray that in the next six month somebody will change their minds and drop their spots.  One thing that pisses me off, though, is that waiting lists do not get carried through to next year.  I was told that I would have to go through the application procedure again If I didn't get in this round.  

Ack.  Only if I had applied earlier.  Just one month earlier, there might still be spots open.


Now I'm really considering going to the States... I know Mr. Bear doesn't want me to go... but everyone I talked to told me how little growth there is for Biotech at Vancouver.   If you want to do research-related work, you got to go East, or down to the States.  The only hot jobs at BC that are related to the Biology field is Health Sciences, Medical lab tech is one of them, others include Radiography technicians, Imaging technician and the likes.   And of course you can get all the required training at BCIT even without going through an undergraduate degree, though it is highly competitive.  I heard most people who are in those programs are almost guaranteed a job as soon as they graduate if not before. 

On the other hand, I don't regret getting an Undergraduate degree, I mean, my five year university education isn't totally wasted.  I did receive words of wisdom, and of course, I'm sure this would be an advantage when it comes to applying to any Health Sciences programs. 

I'm really not sure what to do at the moment.  I don't even know when, or if at all, that I will get into the program.  All other Health Sciences programs at BCIT has also been filled up, as I have recently checked.  And the next intake isn't until 2008.

It's a little discouraging.  Well, not only a little, but a big one.  BCIT is one of my backup choices, and the only one now that I've been rejected by the graduate programs.  Well, I'm still waiting for the Biostatistics program to get back to me, and if that one's gone too, I really don't have anymore choices left.   Mr. Bear says to me why don't I work in a crappy job for now and apply to more at the meantime, but I really don't want to do that.  I know the chances are, I will be so tired from my McDonalds or BurgerKing job that I won't have any will to go and apply for more.   If I really need to do something to pass time, I rather find a crappy Lab Assistant job, at least I'll still be somewhat involved in my field of expertise.  Or, volunteer as some sort of assistant at a hospital, something like that.

Perhaps I will leave for IN again in August and see what opportunity I might come across.  I know Mr. Bear is very afraid, he's afraid that if I leave, I would never come back again.  I, on the other hand, do feel a little relieved.  Anything is better than being stucked and going nowhere...  Maybe he could come for visits frequently, or I can come back and visit him... I'm sure we can work something out... who knows, maybe a couple years down the road, I might end up with a job closer to vancouver.. like, in Seattle.. or..

*sigh.. I don't know... =(
Mood: depresseddepressed
Music: Not in the mood for music =(