Since graduating with a BS in biology I've worked in medical billing and accounting. However the recent downturn of the economy and my subsequent underemployment has left me seeking a career change. In college I worked at a molecular bio laboratory which I greatly enjoyed, and my grades were pretty good. I was accepted into a 2 year biotechnology program which I heard is very lab-focused and I will get financial aid. I'm pretty excited since I think this will help strengthen my skills from undergraduate and allow me to work in a laboratory environment.
But as in almost any degree, I've heard a lot of contradictory statements about the practicality of going into biotechnology. I'm not going to lie, I am already nervous, especially after reading some posts here. What are some tips you would give for those just starting out? How can I make the most of this education and career change?