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 Re: College--Auditions, double majors, etc.
Author: Ebclarinet1 
Date:   2009-01-16 19:01

I am a Ph.D. in cell biology and that is my full time job. When I went for my first meeting with my major professor, his comment was, "You realized you've committed to at least 8 years as anything short of a Ph.D. in biology is a booby prize." You can be a lab tech with less but in general they are not fulfilling careers. Engineers are the exception but even there you need an advanced degree to do real research or teach at the university level.

My clarinet teacher told me "You'll make much more money as a scientist" and he had played under Toscanini. He is probably right.

Like many of the orthers, I took music classes as an undergrad, having enough to minor but never declaring it. In some ways I think I have the best of both worlds as I play with professional musicians but I have a fulfilling career as a science that pays the bills. I don't have to worry about "the next gig".

Neither career is EASY. Think long and hard about either one. I had a passion for both but both are careers that sort of require you have that passion.

Eefer guy

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