By Cynthia Robbins-Roth

Alternative Careers in Science describes a number of the profession tracks on hand to scientists and provides the interior scoop at the talents and character varieties suited for every one career. It additionally includes vital information about occupation expectancies and wage potential.
This booklet will let scientists to check profession possibilities. every one bankruptcy covers a unique occupation song and comprises the fundamental task description, skills, tasks, and what profession possibilities stem from every one place.

Key Features
* Illustrates a customary day's scenario
* Explains what profession possibilities stem from a position
* Describes the fundamental activity, skills, tasks, and expectancies
* Covers how lengthy to anticipate to be in a coaching phase
* exhibits latest steps within the advertising ladder and wage ranges
* offers a unique profession song in each one chapter
* permits scientists to check profession possibilities

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With practice, you will get a feel for how much detail you can fit in a story of a given length. DO SCIENTISTS LIKE REPORTERS? Some scientists like reporters, and others do not. Most people I call for stories are happy to talk to me. Generally, they are flattered by the attention, and they think it is important to communicate their research to the public. But occasionally, there are hurdles. The most prominent people in the field, for example, also tend to be the busiest. I once had to schedule a 15-minute phone interview a month in advance.

So in between interviews and writing, I have time to read journals, press releases, and other publications. Before I started working part-time, I traveled to five or six scientific meetings every year to hear the latest, unpublished research and to meet sources face to face. IT IS SCIENCE, BUT IS IT NEWS? One thing I had to adjust to quickly as a newspaper writer is the fact that the science that excites newspaper editors is not always the same as the science that excites scientists. About 90% of the articles that appear in Science and Nature, for instance, are simply a waste of ink to any newspaper editor.

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.

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