[Coco] OT: Thoughts about going back to school full time.
jimcox at miba51.com
Tue Dec 6 15:34:59 EST 2005
Thank you for your reply. Actually I would love to find a
job working with scientific intrumentation such as
oceangraphic or meteorological instruments, but never even
considered biological instruments. That's a great idea.
I think we have some big biomedical companies here in the
Seattle area, maybe I should check them out.
I was thinking of both weather and oceangraphic
instruments given the need to monitor them due to climate
I'm just trying to find something more meaningful than
what I have now.
Thanks again, I'll check it out.
On Tue, 6 Dec 2005 09:40:36 -0700
Tony Schountz <tony.schountz at unco.edu> wrote:
> I cannot speak for BSET programs specifically, but you
>might consider an alternative: biomedical
>instrumentation. These programs are specialized, but
>expanding to many institutions. The next 30 to 50 years
>will see a dramatic increase in microbiology, molecular
>biology and nanobiology. Although much is known about
>the biology of these fields, we do not know much in the
>details because of a lack of adequate detection
>instrumentation. These areas will be of intense focus
>for the development of new and sensitive instrumentation.
>For example, I am working with a small engineering
>company that is trying to develop a system to detect
>water-borne pathogens in drinking water. They have
>developed fluorescence sensors and I'm working on the
>labeling of microbial products with fluorescent dyes. As
>with all emerging fields, experience always gives you a
> Just my $0.02 worth.
>> I realize this is OT, but there is a lot of wisdom on
>> list and I thought that besides search the web for info,
>> I'd ask here for toughts, ideas, and strategies for
>> back to school full time.
>> Right now I am taking C programming on the side and
>> I enjoy it, I am finding that between work and
>> else, I am running out of bandwidth. I know that there
>> will be a lot of sacrifices, but I am wondering if going
>> back to school full time might be the answer. Also I am
>> dealing with a major case of career burnout, and I mean
>> I'm looking at a program at local university for a BSET
>> degree, since that would allow me to leverage my 23
>> as a tech plus my AAS in Electronics. My one concern
>> though is most of my experience is in test, and I want
>> move into engineering. Is a BSET the right choice?
>> For those of you who after working for a while, quit and
>> went back to school full time, how did you do it? Did
>> you take out loans or did you just save up the money.
>> If you have any thoughts, I'd like to hear from you, but
>> please reply off line. Thanks!
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