I am an undergraduate Biology student who will graduate early and begin to work towards a Master's of Bioinformatics soon. I will have both a M.Sc. and B. Sc. in a total span of 4 years. However, other than knowing that I want to be a bioinformatician I don't know what I should do afterwards. I have considered two paths:
- Finding a job and just working in a Bioinformatics/biotech company.
- Getting a Ph.D. in Biochemistry(only if I get a fellowship). Is Biochemistry a good Ph.D. for Bioinformatics research?
Note that I am not qualified to be admitted into Statistics in most universities.
I am worrying in advance, and I hope I don't sound cocky. I just want to know in advance in case it happens. I will apply to both jobs and fellowships, a fellowship and no job or no fellowship and a job are the only outcomes where I can make a clear choice. However, in the case I get a fellowship and a job in different locations, I would like to know whether I should pick the fellowship or the job. I know science is not a field where you go for money or security. SO I want to ask, how flimsy are Bioinformatics/Biotech companies? Does a Ph.D. in Biochemistry increase job prospects in any way? Which would you pick?