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.
About the author:
Tom enjoys daily conversations regarding living out the Biblical Story with his wife Theresa and their four girls, around the block, at Elizabethtown Brethren in Christ Church (where he teaches adult electives and co-leads a small group), among healthcare professionals as the Northeast Regional Director for the Christian Medical & Dental Associations (CMDA), and in higher ed as a volunteer with the Emerging Scholars Network (ESN). For a number of years, the Christian Medical Society / CMDA at Penn State College of Medicine was the hub of his ministry with CMDA. Note: Tom served with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship / USA for 20+ years, including 6+ years as the Associate Director of ESN. He has written for the ESN blog from its launch in August 2008. He has studied Biology (B.S.), Higher Education (M.A.), Spiritual Direction (Certificate), Spiritual Formation (M.A.R.), Ministry to Emerging Generations (D.Min.). To God be the glory!
Tom Grosh says
Catching up on my email. Passed along to me by a friend:
One interesting option is to become a patent attorney. It may take a while to qualify but there is very continued strong demand for patent professionals with a strong scientific background.
Below article in the link, although dated, should be helpful: http://www.infirmation.com/articles/one-article.tcl?article_id=2602