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Guide to Nontraditional Careers in Science
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Guide to Nontraditional Careers in Science



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Environmental-scientist-turned-science-writer, Karen Kreeger, taps the experiences of nearly 100 scientists to provide case studies and career options for scientists in her Guide to Non-Traditional Careers in Science . The handbook is organized by profession and includes one-on-one interviews, job-hunting advice, and comprehensive lists of resources, from people to societies, Web sites to training programs.

While many jobs undoubtedly require additional qualifications outside of a specialized degree, the book explains that scientists do not necessarily need to obtain a JD, MBA, or MD in addition to a PhD to find a fulfilling career. The author goes further into the subject by detailing the situations of those with BA/BS, Master, JD, and MD degrees.

The guide approaches the practical realities of delving into non-traditional employment. More than required reading for freshly-minted degree holders, this book is a must for faculty members and advisors.

Table of Contents

1. Foreword by Catherine Gaddy
2. Preface and Acknowledgments
3. Definitions, Themes, and Advice
4. Science Education
5. Scientific and Medical Illustration and Imaging
6. Science and Technical Writing, Editing, and Publishing
7. Informatics
8. Technology Transfer
9. Business
10. Law
11. Science Policy, Advocacy, and Regulation
-Appendix 1: Further Reading
-Appendix 2: World Wide Web Resources


Paperback; 263 pages

Endorsed by the American Institute of Biological Sciences

Product Details:
Author: Karen Y. Kreeger
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: December 01, 1998
Language: English
ISBN: 1560326700
Product Length: 8.98 inches
Product Width: 5.99 inches
Product Height: 0.77 inches
Product Weight: 4.08 grams
Package Length: 8.8 inches
Package Width: 6.0 inches
Package Height: 0.6 inches
Package Weight: 0.75 pounds
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