Life sciences are the backbone of our society. They keep us healthy, allow us to learn more about ourselves, other creatures, and how the world works. Without people filling these positions in the workplace we would stop advancing as a society and quality of life would be stuck at the level its at now.
If we plan on making it to the point where we can all live into our hundreds then it is important that young people be interested in learning more about the life sciences and pursuing it in college or university.
Labs are constantly looking for new talented individuals who are passionate about improving the world. We need the young minds to come onboard and be interested because they are the ones who can carry on the knowledge and build on it to become something greater than it is now.
There would be no need for science beakers and fancy chemistry equipment if nobody cared about doing it. That is why life science consulting companies have been pushing for science to be the center of focus in schools. The more students that enter the workforce in the science industry, the greater the need for life science consulting all over the world.
Although many companies benefit a lot off of people purchasing equipment for the life sciences industry it doesn’t mean that’s a bad thing. It just means that there is more incentive for students to enter the life sciences industry and get up the ranks of companies who have a lot to offer the world.
The ideal thing that happens is that young people get very interested in science without any external motivation like money, but instead because they love science. If they can focus their efforts on building off new, existing knowledge in a niche field of science, they can solve problems that scientists have been trying to figure out for decades. The more minds dedicated towards an idea the better the outcome (for the most part).
Talk to your kids about some of the life sciences like marine biology and neuroscience and ask them what they think sounds cool. You may be able to get them passionate about something meaningful at a very young age, which could cause them to flourish as they get older and become the best in what they do because they love it more than anyone else.