Science Writing Scientific Journal Editor Science Policy Science Outreach Science Education for Non-scientists Teacher (high school, community/technical college, small liberal arts colleges) Non-tenured Faculty (often involves managing multiple projects, more administrative work) Science Program Administration (such as program recruitment, program design, providing student & career support services) Facility Director (i.e. microscopy, flow cytometry, animal model development, sequencing, mass spectrometry, cell line development, etc centers to support university scientists) Public Health Program Analyst Biostatistician Patent Agent/Attorney Industry Project Manager Lab Manager Research Center Director (i.e., managing multiple Principle Investigators and scientists with a common goal of developing therapies for a particular disease) Clinical Diagnostician Clinical Trials Manager/Coordinator Medical Science Liaison Product Sales Representative Product Marketing Quality Control Specialist Regulatory Affairs Specialist (i.e. working to get new drugs approved for a company) Regulatory Enforcement (i.e. working for the FDA for drug approval, analyzing food quality, evaluating livestock health) Technical Support Specialist (for laboratory products) Investment Analyst (into biotech companies) Entrepreneur (starting your own company around a product/invention) Medical/Science Ethicist (such as for IRB or IACUC boards)
Further information/resources myIDP: To explore career options based on your interests and skills. Highly recommended for grad students. Science Careers: From the publishers of Science, dedicated to all things related to building a career in science Naturejobs Career toolkit: Advice on CVs/resumes, interviews, networking, career advancement and options
This is a great list to start with. Definitely worth looking into for those who are interested in working in science/STEM but are on-the-fence, or just don’t know what’s out there. Hopefully some of you find this useful or can even add a few things to it!
For reference, the ISS, in square footage, is the size of a football field (with endzones included). The moon’s surface area is about 14.6 million square miles, just less than the size of the continent of Asia.