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By Cynthia Robbins-Roth

Many technological know-how scholars locate themselves in the middle of graduate college or sitting at a lab bench, and become aware of that they hate lab paintings! Even worse is understanding that they might love technology, yet technological know-how (at least educational technological know-how) isn't delivering many activity possibilities nowadays. what is a bad researcher to do !?This e-book provides first-hand descriptions of the evolution of a band of hardy scientists out of the lab and into with reference to each profession you could think. Researchers from each department of technological know-how came upon their manner into finance, public kinfolk, consulting, enterprise improvement, journalism, and extra - and thrived there! each one writer tells their own tale, together with descriptions in their occupation course, a customary day, the place to discover details on their activity, possibilities to occupation development, and extra. this can be a must-read for each technological know-how significant, and everybody who's trying to find how to escape in their occupation rut. * An insider's examine the wide variety of activity possibilities for scientists craving to depart the lab* First-person tales from researchers who effectively made the jump from technology into finance, journalism, legislation, public coverage, and more.* how one can song down and get that task in a brand new undefined* standard day eventualities for every profession tune* record of assets (websites, institutions, etc.) that will help you on your seek* thoroughly revised, this most modern variation comprises six solely new chapters

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About 90% of the articles that appear in Science and Nature, for instance, are simply a waste of ink to any newspaper editor. And rightly so. If you are planning to venture into science writing for the public, remember that most people who read your stories, even if they are science buffs, do not care whether a particular enzyme needs magnesium to work. qxd 32 7/20/05 1:02 PM Page 32 Chapter 3 / Science Writing sheep has been cloned, and they care about some slightly less startling news too. As the life sciences reporter at the Morning News, it is my responsibility to keep abreast of my beat well enough to know what makes a new development worthy of coverage.

She was impressed I had found the office and agreed to an interview. In Vivo turned out to be owned by Channing,Weinberg, and Company— a prestigious consulting group run by Barry Weinberg and Walter Channing. The group had evolved from a consulting firm, which was then run by John Wilkerson, into a venture capital fund and had decided to publish a health care magazine. For about 6 months I worked on sample articles and was paid per article printed. I then demanded a real, full-time job writing for about 200 subscribers.

Research and development scientists often switch research groups or move into process development or marketing. Most marketing people at my company came from the lab bench, as did the executives. Scientists who are technical writers can also move into areas with more direct customer contact, such as marketing, technical support, sales, and field service. Our company also supports rotations, where you can work in a different area for a month or a few months. qxd 7/22/05 1:58 AM Page 25 Clayton R.

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