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Jul 11, 2012

Grad Student/Post Doc Career Plans

Some studies have shown that only 14-20% of Ph.D. students in the life sciences obtain positions in academia. Many of these students spend six to seven years working to win their degrees and then another five to seven years as post-docs. Even students from Ivy League colleges are not immune to the difficulties of garnering an academic job despite possessing their hard-earned Ph.D.s. As a result, many are now considering alternate career paths.

If you are a life science grad student or post doc who does not intend to work in academia, which of the following career fields is most appealing to you?

Biotech and Pharma Industry
 
  65.4%
Consulting
 
  12.8%
Government
 
  9.4%
Tech Transfer
 
  5.7%
Science Writing and Publishing
 
  6.7%

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