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post May 29 2020, 05:42 AM, updated 2 months ago

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Hi guys 👋 I just graduated from my foundation courses and now I'm confused which degree courses I should go for

1. Biomedical Science, Biomedicine, Medical Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Chemistry, which has wider range of job opportunities with decent salary in Malaysia?

2. Can I work in a forensic laboratories in future if I graduated from any one of the degrees above?

3. Which university provide better guidance (in terms of teaching quality, internship opportunities etc)? I'm currently looking into Monash, Sunway & IMU.

I am passionate about science ever since I'm young that's why I take these courses into my consideration. I love challenging & interesting jobs as well hence I would like advices from anyone of you or your friends who graduated / work in this field. Thank you so much 💕
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post May 29 2020, 05:55 AM

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QUOTE(yukojw28 @ May 29 2020, 05:42 AM)
Hi guys 👋 I just graduated from my foundation courses and now I'm confused which degree courses I should go for

1. Biomedical Science, Biomedicine, Medical Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Chemistry, which has wider range of job opportunities with decent salary in Malaysia?

2. Can I work in a forensic laboratories in future if I graduated from any one of the degrees above?

3. Which university provide better guidance (in terms of teaching quality, internship opportunities etc)? I'm currently looking into Monash, Sunway & IMU.

I am passionate about science ever since I'm young that's why I take these courses into my consideration. I love challenging & interesting jobs as well hence I would like advices from anyone of you or your friends who graduated / work in this field. Thank you so much 💕
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1. Those fields have decent wages, but competition is high

2. To work in forensic lab in Malaysia, need to go through JPA, which will then assign you to Jabatan Kimia Malaysia. Provided that you have the correct qualifications such as forensic or chemistry. Not a given though for JPA to put you in JKM. Technically you become a pegawai sains.

3. What field?

4. Science is big. What field? Good luck.

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post May 29 2020, 05:56 AM

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QUOTE(yukojw28 @ May 29 2020, 05:42 AM)
Hi guys 👋 I just graduated from my foundation courses and now I'm confused which degree courses I should go for

1. Biomedical Science, Biomedicine, Medical Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Chemistry, which has wider range of job opportunities with decent salary in Malaysia?

2. Can I work in a forensic laboratories in future if I graduated from any one of the degrees above?

3. Which university provide better guidance (in terms of teaching quality, internship opportunities etc)? I'm currently looking into Monash, Sunway & IMU.

I am passionate about science ever since I'm young that's why I take these courses into my consideration. I love challenging & interesting jobs as well hence I would like advices from anyone of you or your friends who graduated / work in this field. Thank you so much 💕
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1.Dream in Malaysia forever. You need to go to USA or Singapore.
2.Good luck in finding a job.

You are going to be a low level lab technician for the rest of your life.

Go to UTAR or AIMST or local government universities (private intake -rm300k++) for medical degree.


If you can't enter for medical degree: do engineering degree in Malaysia.

If you wish to be successful in Biotech industry: you must move to USA or Singapore.

This post has been edited by powerlinkers: May 29 2020, 05:58 AM
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post May 29 2020, 06:37 AM

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QUOTE(yukojw28 @ May 29 2020, 05:42 AM)
Hi guys 👋 I just graduated from my foundation courses and now I'm confused which degree courses I should go for

1. Biomedical Science, Biomedicine, Medical Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Chemistry, which has wider range of job opportunities with decent salary in Malaysia?

2. Can I work in a forensic laboratories in future if I graduated from any one of the degrees above?

3. Which university provide better guidance (in terms of teaching quality, internship opportunities etc)? I'm currently looking into Monash, Sunway & IMU.

I am passionate about science ever since I'm young that's why I take these courses into my consideration. I love challenging & interesting jobs as well hence I would like advices from anyone of you or your friends who graduated / work in this field. Thank you so much 💕
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A few points I can advise you:

1. One friend at age 30++ has become a director in a small pharma comp in Malaysia
2. You can end up in Pharmaniaga, learn a lot and open new pharma company
3. Covid19 has caused a boom in healthcare industry as people are more health concious
4. You can also be a pathologist which is near to forensic science but that would require a degree in medicine ie. be a doctor. Another friend is specializing as a pathologist at PPUM.
5. Another friend with degree in biotech has opened a pest control company and is quite successful.
6. You can consider med engineering. There are some MNCs available such as Agilent, Siemens Healthcare and Philips.

Tldr, is it not gloomy in Malaysia if you decide to pursue biomed course. plenty of jobs available both in government and private sectors

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post May 29 2020, 08:07 AM

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QUOTE(mystvearn @ May 29 2020, 05:55 AM)
1.  Those fields have decent wages, but competition is high

2. To work in forensic lab in Malaysia, need to go through JPA, which will then assign you to Jabatan Kimia Malaysia. Provided that you have the correct qualifications such as forensic or chemistry. Not a given though for JPA to put you in JKM. Technically you become a pegawai sains.

3. What field?

4. Science is big. What field? Good luck.
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So basically in terms of qualifications for forensic lab, it will favor more towards chemistry than bio/physics?

The courses that I took in my consideration now including Medical Biotechnology/Biomedicine in Sunway, Medical Bioscience in Monash & Biomedical Science/Pharmaceutical Chemistry in IMU

I still have doubts between Biomedical Sciences and Medical Biotechnology, so far I only know that BMS is more to research based while Biotech is more to applications, if not mistaken. I'm not that familiar with Pharmaceutical Chemistry but I take it as a 2nd choice too.

Thank you so much!
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post May 29 2020, 08:08 AM

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QUOTE(powerlinkers @ May 29 2020, 05:56 AM)
1.Dream in Malaysia forever. You need to go to USA or Singapore.
2.Good luck in finding a job.

You are going to be a low level lab technician for the rest of your life.

Go to UTAR or AIMST or local government universities (private intake -rm300k++) for medical degree.
If you can't enter for medical degree: do engineering degree in Malaysia.

If you wish to be successful in Biotech industry: you must move to USA or Singapore.
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Are you currently working in related field as well?
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post May 29 2020, 08:48 AM

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QUOTE(yukojw28 @ May 29 2020, 08:08 AM)
Are you currently working in related field as well?
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Health care.
I understand because I was supposed to do biotechnology until my father forced me not to do so.

Simple advice, if you have financial capabilities and deeply interested, you should find ways to do an American degree and go there.

I did not manage to do so 15 years ago, hope you are successful.
USA has hundreds of thousands of jobs in biotech sector. Possible already reached more than a million.

This post has been edited by powerlinkers: May 29 2020, 09:16 AM
CerebralPelsy
post May 29 2020, 11:27 AM

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medical bioscience, biomedical science and biomedicine are more or less the same thing based on the program structure... only pursue if u dont expect a high financial demand but solely pure interest in dis field.

A friend of mine graduated in dis discipline from the UK and ended up working as customer service currently... due to lack of interest and passion in research-related works.
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QUOTE(yukojw28 @ May 29 2020, 08:07 AM)
So basically in terms of qualifications for forensic lab, it will favor more towards chemistry than bio/physics?

The courses that I took in my consideration now including Medical Biotechnology/Biomedicine in Sunway, Medical Bioscience in Monash & Biomedical Science/Pharmaceutical Chemistry in IMU

I still have doubts between Biomedical Sciences and Medical Biotechnology, so far I only know that BMS is more to research based while Biotech is more to applications, if not mistaken. I'm not that familiar with Pharmaceutical Chemistry but I take it as a 2nd choice too.

Thank you so much!
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Chemistry more in demand compared to biology/physics for forensic lab. In Malaysia, only gomen lab does the analysis. Jabatan kimia Malaysia. If you take bio only limit to dna section. Cannot go other sections like toxicology, for example. There is a private lab, but more towards arson investigation. Favors forensic science degree holders. Chemistry has higher demand because you can join private sector which deals with chemistry. Paint, food, chemical based industry. Factories need chemistry holder. Biology more towards lab based work. Like you said.
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QUOTE(CerebralPelsy @ May 29 2020, 11:27 AM)
medical bioscience, biomedical science and biomedicine are more or less the same thing based on the program structure... only pursue if u dont expect a high financial demand but solely pure interest in dis field.

A friend of mine graduated in dis discipline from the UK and ended up working as customer service currently... due to lack of interest and passion in research-related works.
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I heard the same thing too. In Malaysia for biomed related courses, basic degree will lead u to customer service/sales career, and need PHD to do research, biomed engineer will work as medical equipment technician.
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post May 31 2020, 02:57 PM

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QUOTE(MGM @ May 31 2020, 08:48 AM)
I heard the same thing too. In Malaysia for biomed related courses, basic degree will lead u to customer service/sales career, and need PHD to do research, biomed engineer will work as medical equipment technician.
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One of d reasons why i gave up on biomed and switched to engineering sweat.gif
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post May 31 2020, 03:03 PM

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QUOTE(CerebralPelsy @ May 31 2020, 02:57 PM)
One of d reasons why i gave up on biomed and switched to engineering sweat.gif
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So u r a BioMed engineer?
CerebralPelsy
post Jun 3 2020, 10:12 PM

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QUOTE(MGM @ May 31 2020, 03:03 PM)
So u r a BioMed engineer?
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Chem engineer... still studying, i m over wif bio related studies
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post Jun 4 2020, 11:42 PM

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I think that the prospect of biomedical engineering is quite good. there are many multinational medical device companies around ; in local companies in the servicing Industries in healthcare. and of course if your technical knowledge of biomedical engineering is sound maybe you can participate in sales

 

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