Exploring New Career Paths
Where will your science PhD take you?
Published April 01, 2013
The majority of science PhDs no longer spend their careers working at academic institutions—but that doesn't mean that science PhDs aren't finding employment. Instead they're taking on roles in biotechnology, patent law, business development, science writing, sales, consulting, and medical communications. In other words, "alternative" science careers have become the mainstream. But how do you successfully prepare for and land a non-traditional science job? Turns out, it takes some planning. Delve into the Academy resources below to hear from people who have successfully made the transition from PhD to new career and to get tips on starting the process yourself.
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