I am a college sophomore who is studying math on a premedical track. I have recently come to doubt whether I am up for the amount of sacrifice involved in an MD - over 11 years of education after high school, six-figure debt, and constant high stress. I am still very interested in a career in healthcare, though, and I want to try to make the biggest impact I can with my job.
My school offers a 5 year biostatistics BS/MS degree, and I am beginning to wonder if this field might be an alternative good career path for me.
Does anyone have information about the typical duties of a biostatistician? Like, what does an average day look like, what sorts of projects would I expect to work on, where would I work, what's the job market like, what kinds of career progression could I expect, etc.