• Question: What are the opportunities for graduates,basically if you have done health sciences course

    Asked by wear17key to Mercy, Jacob, Ian, Collins, Beatrice, Audrey on 12 Feb 2021.
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      David Collins answered on 12 Feb 2021: last edited 16 Feb 2021 4:08 pm

      There are several opportunities for health sciences graduates as follows: (i) the best and immediate opportunity is to apply for international scholarships to study for your Master’s and PhD degrees; (ii) apply for research positions in several research institutions, for example, an intern or assistant research officer at Kenya Medical Research Institute; (iii) enter academia and work as a teaching assistant in your university; and (iv) work for industry, for example, companies that make and sell laboratory equipment and reagents, for example, Illumina Technologies.

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      Ian Oyaro answered on 15 Feb 2021:

      I agree with Collins. There is a lot of opportunities as he has stated. You just need to find a good mentor and have passion. Personally, I applied for an internship position in research, ended up getting a Masters scholarship, then later a PhD scholarship. The trick is to know what you want and go for it. Don’t pursue anything for money or a salary….do it for science. I am not saying money is bad (si ati scientists wamesota) but let your passion drive you. It will make you wake up in the morning with the zeal to do better and learn more. The money will surely follow you.

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      Beatrice Amboko answered on 18 Feb 2021:

      There a lot of opportunities including health research, just settle on one and go for it.