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When we learn about health or medicine (or pretty much anything) there are often numbers and percentages associated with them. You know the stories or ads that say "27 per cent of patients saw an improvement" etc. So where do these numbers come from?  

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Who doesn't want to be a pediatrician? You get to be a doctor and help people, and you get to hang out with kids all day! 

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Different varieties of fruits and vegetables appeal to the senses in different ways and there are actually scientists studying how consumers respond to different tastes, textures and smells.

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Ever wonder where all those different varieties of fruits, vegetables and plants come from? Well, for Rachael LeBlanc, Senior LabTechnician at Vineland Research and Innovation Centre, it’s her job to help improve Canadian crops by breeding new varieties.

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Genetics definitely has a cool factor that makes it a really interesting field to study (full disclosure: your trusty editor has a degree in genetics and maybe a DNA tattoo). But what can you really do with it in the real world?

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So you love math and physics, but have you ever wondered what you can really do with all those equations? You could combine them with your interest in the outdoors and travel (i.e. helicopters) to have a career in geophysics!

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What do you picture when you think of nurses? Taking control in a hectic ER? Teaching your health class? Bandaging up your little sister's knee after she fell off her bike? Well put all those people together and you have a community health nurse!

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Meet Jack Ip, a level artist in the video game industry. After contemplating careers as a chef or an entomologist (bugs are pretty cool), he finally decided to make a living creating something he loves, video games.

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Naveen Chopra tells us about his job as a Research Chemist for Xerox, where he puts his knowledge of chemistry to use every day making new materials in the lab.

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We hear from the manager of a network bringing exciting medical discoveries from the lab,and the work involved in getting drugs into clinical trials.

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