Forum:Masters in Bioinformatics for a pharmacy graduate
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01.kranthi ▴ 30

Hello everyone, I am a final year student of Bachelor of Pharmacy in India. I have several doubts regarding masters after my graduation & narrowed down my interests into to areas i.e., bioinformatics or biostatistics. I heard many people saying that masters in bioinformatics or biostatistics is good for either computer science, programmers, mathematics graduates. I have no prior work experience or programming skills or know any programming languages as such, but I am good at mathematics & have a good academics with 80+% from school to graduation. Will a career in bioinformatics be beneficial or a loss for a pharmacy graduate without work experience or programming skills? How are job prospects in US after completing a masters? I am more into the return of investments as funding for the masters means taking up loans. Please guide me. Thank you. :)

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"I am more into the return of investments as funding for the masters means taking up loans."

This is quite a strange motivation for pursuing the field of bioinformatics :)

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I am sorry for ambiguity.. I meant the debt that I will be having after graduating. I am really interested in pursuing those courses
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You should probably go through forums like Edulix or grad cafe.

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Bara'a ▴ 250

I think that learning that is motivated by passion to knowledge and gain expertise is much more respected and appreciated to me than learning that is motivated by return on investment , despite of the financial side importance - of course - .

As an Information Systems student , I insisted to learn Bioinformatics on my own as my college( KASIT ) in the University of Jordan doesn't even have a department for that field ... and dedicated my thesis to get enrolled with this career , motivated by that passion to master the field  :D

So , yes ... it's indeed a great path to take a step into .

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Thanks for your reply.. & I am not in it for the "money". I am sorry if it caused a bit of ambiguity.. I mean the dept that I will be having after graduating & means to clearing it.. Sorry..
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