Are you a life sciences student or professional that loves the science, but doesn’t want to follow a traditional career? If so, this is the place for you. This site will cover alternative science career options for those obtaining or that already acquired a science degree, but first let me describe a bit about why this site is being started. … — Kristy Houck, About, Alternative Careers Resource: Best Career Resource for Scientists Looking for Alternative Careers, December 16, 2009.
Yesterday I had the opportunity to connect with Kristy Houck. She not only has a great basis for and inspiration behind the site (visit About), but also has lots of practical material/suggestions to share. These broader themed posts particularly caught my attention:
- Life Science Executives- New Trend?
- Benefits of interning- particularly when pursuing alternative careers.
- Top Ten Tips For Resume Writing
- Breaking Into Freelance Medical Writing
- “Alternative Careers in Science” Book
So if alternative science careers are of interest to you (or you’re engaged in one), I’d encourage you to take a few minutes to swing by the site. In addition, if you know of other sites with similar resources (for those in the sciences and/or those in other disciplines), let us know by commenting or emailing.