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If you are interested in this career, begin your preparations by
taking plenty of high school science classes, such as biology,
chemistry, and earth science. Also take math classes and computer
science classes, both of which will give you skills that you will
use in doing research. In addition, take English classes, which
will also help you develop research skills as well as writing
skills. And, because you will probably need to extend your
education beyond the level of a bachelor's degree, consider taking
a foreign language. Many graduate programs require their students
to meet a foreign language requirement.
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