Academia is not the only Choice for Your Career After Graduate School - Non-research Career Path for Ph.D - Marine Chiba Hayama Campus, SOKENDAI
Fates of Doctors After Ph.D Coursework % Japan U.S
Fates of Doctors After Ph.D Coursework Professors Non-Academic/Non-Research job
Fates of Doctors After Ph.D Coursework Non-Academic Career Path: career-path(jobs) other than research jobs in the universities or research institutes to which ones with Ph.D degrees will choose and can apply skills, knowledge and experiences from the graduate training and post-docs periods. - Sometimes devalued jobs compared ordinary academic ones.
However; eventually these lead the developments of science.
As the numbers of academic post↓, the demands for the non-academic post↑
However, doing the research in universities may insist only for ten years
A nonlaboratory career-path(jobs) had to involve science and build it too!
Fates of Doctors After Ph.D Coursework Non-Academic Career Path:
Types of Non-Academic Career Path?
Motivations for Non-Academic Career Path?
Processes of Non-Academic Career Path?
（Networks of Non-Academic Career Path） -Take Home Messages
Types of Non-Academic Career Paths Private Sectors: Pharmaceutical, Food, Chemical, Electrics
Researchers(R&D, QT, Basic Researches)
2. Governments and Non-Profit Organizations
Think tank(Surveys, Policyaiding)
Types of Non-Academic Career Paths 3. Education
Public School Teacher
Curators/Guides at museum
4. NPO/ Social Entrepreneurships
Science as it is
Human Resources (skills or know-how)
Proposals for the government, universities, councils
any jobs for society (creating jobs through knowledge)
Types of Non-Academic Career Paths Wide varieties of Non-Academic Career are available. ☞How ones choose as non-academic careers? ☞Connections between science and society? - Motivations for Non-Academic Career? - Processes of deciding to Non-Academic Career ?
Motivations of Non-Academic Career Path Financial Issues: “I lost even more of my motivation when I opened the Journal of Bacteriology and looked at the post-doc positions listed in the back. The salaries were between $8,000 and $11,000 per year, barely living wages.“ - Ph.D in medical microbiology -> Sales manager “As federal funding for research gradually began to disappear, I realized I would have to change from a research focus to more of administrative ones if I were to stay at the science”
Ph.D in Biochemistry-> Medical/Scientific Consulting
“Near the end of my post-doc, I decided that I should expand my career options by getting experience in science policy. This decision was motivated by my apprehension about increasing competition in the academic job market and my own interests in policy and the role of science in society ” Chemical engineering ->Science policy makers Emotional Issues:
Processes of Non-Academic Career Human Networking Official Based Networking: relatives, professors, labs members, mentors, universities, career counselor, science communities, Job-posting Unofficial Based Networking: friends, families, ex-coworkers, alumini(senpai-kouhai Relationships), Social Networking Services (facebook, twitter, or mixi) “Another person who helped me a lot was X, who was married to the daughter of my graduate school professors. I was introduced to a number of key people in each of the chosen areas of interest. “
Ph.D in immunology-> Venture Capitalists
“Most search professionals are personable and polite on the phone. My next step was to meet with someone who was successful in the industry so that I could learn about (how to get such type jobs) ”
Official Based Networking<< Unofficial Based Networking
Networking for Non-Academic Career Path Society (non-scientific community) Science (Universities or Public R&D)
Networking for Non-Academic Career Path Connecting Science and Society: Socio-Science Mediators Society (non-scientific community) Science (Universities or Public R&D)
-Summary- Non-Academic Career Path - Types of Non-Academic Career Path
Processes of Non-Academic Career Path
Motivations of Non-Academic Career Path
- Networks of Non-Academic Career Path My Take Home Messages 1. What are your strong points in terms of social skills? 2. Anything but for research jobs, what kinds of occupations would you prefer to have? 3. What is your primary thing to be considered in your life? Research still? Family? Money? Travel?