Careers for Scientists
Science Careers Defined
What is an alternative science career? It is probably
a job that an early stage graduate student would never have predicted
for his/her future, but yet in some way is related to science
and so makes use of the individual's scientific training. This
group of careers includes jobs in science industry away from the
bench, e.g. in computational biology, regulatory affairs, marketing,
sales, technical support and business development. Other examples
are technical writer, patent attorney, patent agent, public policy
specialist, science journalist, and science textbook editor.
Information and Links
Success for Some Ph.D.'s Comes by Leaving Academe Behind.
From The Chronicle of Higher
Education's Career Network (Oct 97).
for Ph.D.s in the Non-Profit World. From The
Chronicle of Higher Education's Career Network (Sep 00).
the Lab Bench. Excellent essay detailing one molecular biologist's
decision to leave behind the world of research for an opportunity
in science communication/education. By Randy Krauss, Ph.D.
Last updated January 11, 2001.
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