Just finished the latest book on jobs-careers....

Arthur Sowers arthures at magpage.com
Sat Mar 20 19:08:51 EST 1999

On Sat, 20 Mar 1999, Noel M Fong wrote:

> In sci.research.careers Arthur Sowers <arthures at magpage.com> wrote:
> : For example, Cynthia Robbins-Roth has a book "Alternative Careers in
> : Science: Leaving the Ivory Tower" which is mentioned by KK as having 23
> : chapters written by 23 scientists that tell of their own experience. I've
> : been interested in reading that book since I heard of it some time ago.
> I read this book, and it's good for those who want to pursue careers in
> business.  However, it doesn't cover careers which involve science but not
> as a practicing researcher, like teaching, lab manager/supertech, or
> labwork for lay applications (e.g. forensics).
> Noel

Well, if you bought CR-R and still have it, I'll trade you my copy of KK
for it. KK does have a good number of pages on the teaching stuff,
including organizations (eg. teaching associations, etc., websites, etc,
phone numbers, etc.). 

One of the things that struck me in KK is how many PhDs in alternative
careers said that the PhD knowledge really doens't help that much (others
say differently [eg. for teachers, where it does help]). 

But then we could get into an extended discussion on some of this. I'll
need a few days to put together my extended review of KK's book (and put
it on my website).


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