I recently completed my Bachelors in Biomedical Science at Monash University with the intention of going into research, specifically cancer research and aging. I liked all the sciences but my passion was originally directed towards mathematics and physics where I used to enjoy reading scientific literature related to these fields from a relatively young age. They were also my strongest subjects in high school with biology and chemistry came in 2nd. However, I ended up taking Biomedical Science because I felt the research would be more geared and relevant in reality than the fields I was truly passionate about.
However, after doing a research project and getting hands-on experience in the arena of clinical research, I realized that I do not have what it takes to conduct clinical research as I found a lot of time going towards tasks that could be done better if automated along with the literature not being exciting to read as i felt it can be a little narrow. Seeing that working in clinical research isn't something I can do in the long run, I wanted to switch gears and pursue my old flame of physics specifically fields that get into nanotechnology. Nanotechnology is a large realm but I have a keen interest to explore quantum mechanical phenomena and try to find ways of incorporating it into real-life applications.
I was thinking about doing it in the US but I don't know whether I would have to do a 2nd bachelors or if there was any pre-masters or transitioning program for masters in physics being offered by any universities over there. I wanted to know how feasible it is to do this and whether a better career pathway is available towards nanotechnology.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.