bsscw at bath.ac.uk
Thu Nov 30 09:59:14 EST 1995
i have to concur with Dr. Love ..... use your B.S. to find an escape
route out of sciene - if you don't do this you are in for a long hard
ride to null-station. Doing science is almost like going for an acting
career, i.e. only the few make it - and the rest just survive or wise up
and get into a different field altogether. Another alternative to
consider (please by the way don't do technician job in a hospital path
lab - that is such an awful job to do for a graduate - i know, i did it!)
... alternative career choices could be to go into some other type of job
where your science degree can prove helpful - such as sales or marketing
areas in the biotech area etc. ... this may mean doing a post-grad
degree in marketing (via the MBA route for example) ... i am looking into
doing this myself right now ... and i have a BS, MS and Ph.D. ....
frankly, I wish i had not gone into science ..... the jobs available are
pretty slim on the ground, so you just get locked into one post-doc after
another. Most of my friends in science are looking for an escape route.
Frankly, do yourself a favour and seriously think about an alternative
career route - i.e. not the MS and Ph.D. route - the jobs are simply not
there to satisfy those who already have PhDs.
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On 30 Nov 1995, Dr Love wrote:
> UTM.EDU wrote:
> >I was wondering if anyone could give me some ideas as to what type of jobs
> >I could do with a B.S. degree in Bilogy. Any suggestions would be greatly
> >email address: scotbeck at utm.edu
> >Thank you very much for your time!!!!!
> Technician in a hospital, research lab or similar lab work IF your degree is "lab orineted".
> Field bio is possiblle otherwise.
> Most importantly, realize that you are first and foremost a "College Grad" and do not
> limit your self to titles like Biologist. There are plenty of Biologistst out there! And none
> of the new ones are finding jobs all that easily.
> If it isn't too late, consider picking up a dual degree (or drop the scinece stuff entirely),
> by looking into business, law, etc.
> Also, see the newsgroup "sci.research.careers" if you are thinknig about the research angle.
> It will probably change your mind (as there is no real future for the researchers already in it
> as postdocs, etc.) and certainly convince you that the worst thing you can do is dig yourself
> in deeper getting more advanced degrees (Master's or PhD, that is.)
> Just my two cents (And 17 years of expoerience since receiving my Bachlor's degree)
> Dr Love PhD (in Biochemistry and MOlecular Bioilogy)
> MBA (in progress to get a real job)
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