Work in a lab, with pharmacology degree
Work in a lab, with pharmacology degree
Sara Nik
Majored in Pharmacology, Class of `09
Stonybrook University

When I was an undergrad, I knew that I wanted to get involved in the research aspect of science. I liked that pharmacology was medically relevant -- studying the interaction of drugs and the body -- and it offered the opportunity to do cutting edge research.

After I graduated, I spent the summer doing an internship in France and then I came back and worked in a lab at Stonybrook for a year.

I've since started a masters program at Columbia University and work full-time in a lab in the pathology department there.

I would say that's a pretty typical path. I don't know of anyone who studied pharmacology and just stopped at a bachelor's degree. The end game is nearly always to pursue some kind of schooling afterwards. Many end up going to grad school or working in laboratories.

By Annalyn Censky @CNNMoney - Last updated May 23 2012: 8:13 AM ET
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