I am currently working on my Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry and am starting to look into graduate school. I hope to enter the field of medicinal chemistry in the future and was wondering which degree would be better for entering this field in the long run in terms of job opportunities, a M.S. or PhD?
I suggest you to get in to Ph. D. program. Then you will be able to gain more experience as a post doc. while you are searching for a job either in academic or industry.
Good day, NALINIE RAMNARAINE. I think, that Nanotechnology /New IP of Nano/ give new opportunity for development to the Medicinal Chemistry. On LinkedIn - Sergey Yatsenko, Ph. D , IndepNanoProf. Best Regards, Sergey .
I suggest you ask current medicinal chemists and scope out the different available jobs on sites like Indeed, CareeerBuilder, and HealthcareJobsite.com. A PhD/postdoc gives you more training, but can limit your choices severely. Further, the long delay to your first good-paying job may negate the benefit of the higher PhD starting salary. The answer isn't obvious, and takes great care to develop for yourself. (disclosure: I'm a PhD in Biophysics with 14 yrs after, and I'm seeing a LOT of smart PhD organic chemists not getting jobs they want, if at all)
Good day, Josh Kurutz. I agree with your position. Ph. D give new opportunity for business application. My knowledge of Nanotechnology /New IP of Nano/ permit to say, that Nanotechnology / New IP of Nano/ can give the needful nanotechnology for any company / new opportunity to SME's for development in the World/.