Alternative Careers in Science: Leaving the Ivory Tower
Alternative Careers in Science describes the various career tracks available to scientists and gives the inside scoop on the skills and personality types suited to each profession. It also contains important information regarding career expectations and salary potential. This book will allow scientists to compare career opportunities. Each chapter covers a different career track and includes the basic job description, qualifications, responsibilities, and what career opportunities stem from each position. Key Features * Illustrates a typical day's scenario * Explains what career opportunities stem from a position * Describes the basic job, qualifications, responsibilities, and expectations * Covers how long to expect to be in a training phase * Shows existing steps in the promotion ladder and salary ranges * Presents a different career track in each chapter * Allows scientists to compare career opportunities
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - LibraryThing
This is a useful read for where one can go after some specialization in the sciences. Each career path is a personal account of one person, which makes this book interesting and unique, but also makes if hard to relate to at times. Overall themes in career search and how to switch may emerge, depending on how attentively you read each account. Some updated stats on careers of scientists would be a useful addition to this book. As the landscape of the science careers change in the coming decades,imagine this book may change or other may be necessary, to address the impending collapse of the science machine, in overdrive on cheap and highly-skilled labor. As Beryl Lieff Benderly so aptly describes it in her article, The Real Science Gap, it is a problem of labor, not education...
Review: Alternative Careers in Science, Second Edition: Leaving the Ivory Tower (Scientific Survival Skills)User Review - Goodreads
Probably better for people who don't like research.