I know what's involved in your study are the following; - Medicine - Chemicals - DNA - Blood - Brain-cracking classes
Therefore, I'm pretty sure your available careers would be; - Evil scientist bent on taking over the world - Evil doctor bent on taking over the world - Future pioneer to Human cloning to recreate a real-life clone war - Medical laboratory science-related
Actually, a little comic or two IS one of the best ways to geek out about what you're studying.
Also, Diana has the attention span and memory of -SQUIRREL!
--- But I don't know if I mentioned this before; your line of study IS quite different than the actual doctor/medical line of study, right?
In a way, I do find that slightly odd, considering that you will, more or less, be doing medical lab tests. You guys are the ones that's gonna confirm what's making patients sick and which med is best to cure 'em, etc etc. That's kinda like the definition of a doc, ain't it?
The only difference I can think of is that doctors are the ones that seriously analyse the patients in close contact, while you guys are checking out the problem in the lab.... I guess another difference is that your focus as a researcher/lab-worker is different than a doctor's?
Omg. Diana, I love you. XDDDD The first career is something I'd seriously think about even if the last one is most accurate..
Yes, being a tech is different from being a doctor, for sure. Doctors and nurses have so much more to learn than we do, even if our classes are 'brain-cracking' as you said. But, imagine you go to the doctor and get your throat swabbed to find out if you've got a virus/bacteria/etc. In Canada's case (I'm sure this varies all over the world a little), he/she sends it to the lab. We are trained to do the work quickly, so depending on what we suspect to be wrong, we do the tests to find out for him. The doc could do it, but it would mean taking a lot of valuable time away from other patients, so we do it while he works on... doctor-stuff. (I dunno. XD) We're trained and up-to-date on the lab procedures, so understandably it's quicker for a tech to do that work, generally.
If it tells you anything, I have a small story to explain it: my mother works in the ER and knows techs and doctors, and one case, the docs were getting impatient for lab results from the techs. The docs chose to try and do the tests themselves. Now, because they don't generally do these tests as often as we do, it took them longer to set-up, execute, and interpret the tests. And the techs, though backed-up with work, still got the results for those patients to them at about the same time the docs finished those tests. BWAHA.
It's okay to answer if you don't care. I am a geek and I know it probably doesn't interest everyone. But if you do, I guess I'm interested if I've said enough, a little, or not enough to get the idea of what I'm studying? *curious, yo*
I considered doing comics to explain the very basic gist of what I do, since there are funny moments in virtually every class I'm taking that I could draw.. if I feel up to it.