Choosing a Career
Below are suggestions and useful references that will help you choose a career. Some references provide more generic information that might be about who you are, other references are more specific career possibilities.
- Graduate Studies, including MSc and PhD. Look for the web pages of the different universities that interest you. Select the departments that are similar to your background (even peripheral ones) and read about the activities and research in that department. Find one or two specific topics and try a Medline search based on the faculty in that department. For example:
- Health related professions include Human Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Chiropractics, Naturopathy, Physiotherapy, Speech Pathology, Dentistry, Nursing, etc. For example:
- Text: "Alternate Careers in Science" edited by C. Robbins-Roth, Academic Press, 1998
- Neuroscience Training Programs
- Success versus Fulfilment
"Are you deciding on purpose?"
- Co-operative Education & Career Services - take advantage of job postings, career advising, further education planning, workshops, job fairs, employer information sessions, and much more!
- Career Leader - matching your interests to opportunities in the workplace
- Workopolis - Canada's Biggest Job Site
Biomedical Careers on the web:
CORTEXHR.INC.: CortexHR is a recruiting firm that was responsible for the BioFair that ran in Toronto recently in collaboration with the Biotechnology Human Resource Council. The site has only recently launched but is quickly filling with available positions.
EXPERIMENTAL MEDICINE JOB LISTING: Supported by Graham Dellaire, this site recently became the official employment web site of the Canadian Society of Biochemistry, Molecular and Cellular Biology. The site offers job postings at government, academic and industrial locations throughout Canada and around the world. It is frequently updated.
BIOTECareers: This site is run by the Biotechnology Human Resource Council. The BHRC serves the biotech community with training courses, certification, and career development programs. The site also houses a job bank that is frequently updated.
Life Science BC: This site is hosted by BC Biotech and has links to companies involved in all aspects of the biotech and biopharm industries, including some companies outside of British Columbia. As well, the site also carries a page of employment opportunities, the majority of which are specific to BC. If for no other reason, this is a useful link to keep you informed on what the companies are about and up to.
CAREER OWL INSTITUTE: For career, part-time or holiday jobs.
NOTE: This list is by no means all inclusive nor are these sites endorsed in any way by the University of Guelph.