Forum:what for masters?
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I am currently studying b.sc. microbiology and when I am thinking about my plans ahead I want to continue to study Immunology or genetics. But I am really confused as to what to choose for my future. Which course should I prefer that can be suitable for my masters? Also, will it be suitable field 10 years down the path?

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I think this is off-topic here. It doesn't really have anything to do with bioinformatics. But I do commend the fact that you have sought out a forum to try and seek information.

That said, to address your questions: you seem to already have a rough idea of what you want to do. It's probably more important now to ask yourself why you're choosing to go into one of these fields. Are you doing it for yourself, or out of passion, or is it because you want to help the universe somehow? You'll not last if you don't care about it somehow is my feeling.

It's also not like you're stuck looking at Punnet squares for the rest of your life if you were to choose to do a masters degree in genetics: you can switch.

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Also, will it be suitable field 10 years down the path?

Suitable for what and whom? If any of us knew what'd be happening 10 years from now, this planet would be a very, very different place.

Since you're on Biostars now anyway, why not consider a career in bioinformatics? Probably way more versatile than a background in immunology or genetics IMHO.

Whatever you do, be sincere and kind, and you'll do well (for yourself and everything around you)!!

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Hello, as this is completely off-topic I will have to delete it, sorry.

Edit: Never mind, Dunois has already invested into the comment, so it would actually be bad practice to delete it. Still off-topic so better post somewhere else :)

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ATpoint I thought of referring them to the Academia SE also but thought the better of it. They'd have probably closed it as off-topic over there too. I've never seen them being big on advice of this sort.

OP deserves better, and I'm happy if we were to have provided that assistance here (which we did).