Be realistic about charting your future career path; only 14% of life sciences PhDs today hold tenure/tenure-track faculty positions within 6years of graduating, so it's important that you're willing to change your career plans along with the evolving job market. Get familiar with your options now; only 26% of students are aware of their career options upon beginning a PhD program. Make sure this isn't you—consider career possibilities that extend beyond the walls of academia. Think about the kind of work you want to do: It could be applied research, developmental research, management and administration, teaching, or something else. Understanding your own interests is crucial to making a career choice that will hold your interest in the long term.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationReSearch
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9780128043684
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

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  • Alternative careers
  • Biomedical science
  • Career path
  • Faculty positions
  • Graduate student
  • Job market
  • Life science
  • Nontraditional career
  • PhD
  • Postdoc

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Business, Management and Accounting


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