The worst combination:
Introvert in Biotech
You are forced to become friendly with a group of people (that may or may not rotate shifts at ungodly hours) that are 100% confirmed normies that went to college and enjoy a white collar lifestyle. You have to work in pairs and teams for long shifts and constantly watch one another and verify one another's work.
You MUST be part of the pack and you MUST love football...or else you are a weirdo.
Oh, and don't worry. Diversity quotas make sure that there are PLENTY of women at work, too!
>complaining about getting to meet women
i'm interested in becoming an engineering technician. it's a 2 year degree and apparently you can paid like 75k/year. thing is, can i go back and become a legit engineer? do i have to take a full program or can i get equivalency? am i forever a trade slave? i'm torn up about making money but i'm worried about my education. doing CAD stuff is nothing new to me. i want to be able to study fluid mechanics later on.
>mfw I'm an introvert who likes football and wouldn't mind meeting like-minded qt girls in research
If you're okay with capping out at the level then its fine. Otherwise if you really want to do engineering on the cheap, go to a community college and then transfer to a state school
Fuck man there's nothing worse than being sorrounded by normies. I can mingle with them, but I can never be really close to people unless they have some kind of fucked up sense of humor. It feels like I have to put on a facade, gets tiring.
I FEEL EXACTLY THE SAME WAY.
I had lab partners this year (studying biochem, full of normies) that finally shared some of my humour.
It felt so fucking great being able to LAUGH for real.
I'd love to get into biotech. I'm a third year biochemistry and molecular bio/physics student. Would I need to get a post-graduate degree to get a good spot in a lab, or what?
>complaining about women in the work place
Autism knows no bounds
>it's a 2 year degree and apparently you can paid like 75k/year
Mid-career yes, possibly more depending on your area and if you work in a place with danger pay.
>thing is, can i go back and become a legit engineer?
There's two "tech(s)" in engineering.
Engineering technician dimploma is very practical and won't give you any credits in a univeristy engineering course, the advantage being that there is currently a much higher demand for them and your training period is quicker. You'll out earn most university degrees holder period and out earn some STEM bachelor graduates on average too.
Engineering technologist degrees while also practically orientated have more theory and math up to diffyQs, but usually take ~4 years to complete, though the advantage is that you will get credits for most of the courses in the first two years of an engineering bachelors if you go back to university for it. AA degrees are similar to technologist, but less useful for employment.
I don't understand this meme in our generation. Working is not being a slave, you can quit any time, people (other than kids on the internet) handle you with respect, you get paid for it, you get to travel. It's far better than being a NEET with no money or real freedom to do what they want with their spare time.
>i'm torn up about making money but i'm worried about my education. doing CAD stuff is nothing new to me. i want to be able to study fluid mechanics later on.
In the first place nothing prevents you from picking up textbooks at any point in your life, just grab titles from:
Secondly if you aren't studying on scholarships etc. it's usually better to find work first as your company will often pay for further training.
I'm flustered by this. I feel like I should google "how to have conversations with coworkers during work" and "what to say to coworkers during manufacturing hours" but I'm sure the answers will be shit and probably written by people like me.
Eh, in the workplace nobody really gives a shit so long as you do a good job. Sports are a joke, nobody really gives a shit about watching people play a game. It's stupid as fuck, the only point of sports is the shit-talking culture around it. Just pick a team and say all the other teams are garbage.
>In the first place nothing prevents you from picking up textbooks at any point in your life,
LOL. Kids actually believe this?
Yeah, technically, it's true. However, the older you get, the harder it is to muster the energy to pick up a textbook after a 50+ hour workweek. And, if you've got a wife or children, game over, man, game over. There are people who are exceptions, of course, but that's the general rule.
i don't have kids or any debt. i'm just stuck with trying to figure out whether i should go upgrade my marks taking classes in university so i can apply for a degree program, or if i should try to get a college diploma in technician shit then try to go apply for a degree program.
OP, I do biotech too and (unluckily) live in Brazil, you probably are a thousand miles from me, but the scenario is the same, just chance the "football fans" to soccer fans and the normies to religious people that is just too stupid to pass in cell biology, the most important theme here... So, you are not alone.
What's wrong with liking football? It's one of the most intelligent and strategic sports if you approach it from a stats perspective, second only to baseball. I'm a non-normie math major, too.
Pic related, an example of statistical heaping in referee ball placement between plays.
I don't know shit about football and I don't talk about it because I could not give less of a fuck about some idiots chasing a ball but I laugh at dumb shit that I and other people say to each other.
What does that make me?
Depends on what you want, tech is probably the more secure. I don't know about doing uni part time because engineering is competative as fuck nowadays. Also never study on loans, it's pointless and will ruin your life.
That's not my point, my point is you could do it if you really want to, of course it's hard as fuck to study that material, but contrary to popular belief it's just as hard to study doing university full time because in engineering you usually have a shitton 40+ hours/week of projects, labs and tests etc, which is more draining that real work and then you also need to muster the energy to pick up a textbook.
As for getting older it depends, studies show if you keep up self-study after graduation and/or work in an intellectually stimulating environment your mind stays more malleable. Unless you're one of those fuckwits who traveled/partied for years after school you still have a shot at getting back into the game.
What you're saying really only applies to lazy people.
You can't argue with these /r9k/ faggots. They honestly believe that not talking about sports makes them seem more intelligent.
The majority of /sci/ consists of what they refer to as "normies" ironically enough, I don't know why these faggot freshman keep posting here.
Is anyone here doing any kind of lab tech work up in ON, Canada? Just got my bsc in chem and I would honestly be happy >>7805907. I'm also not quite sure how the medicinal weed business is but that may be an alright path as well.
The worst combination:
Ugly or introverted in anything.