Alternative uses for a masters degree in molecular biology? - (Dec/09/2010 )
I've been thinking a lot lately. Some months ago I obtained my masters degree in molecular biology. I can't say whether it's just a problem in my country or internationally, but there's few jobs that I feel that I have the proper education to apply for. There's mostly ph.d's, which is something which I might potentially look for in the future, but right now I feel that I need more lab experience. I'd like to further educate myself in something which would be useful for getting a job in the industry that, like GMP. I've struggled a lot doing experiments and I feel that I might just not have what it takes to do experimental science.
My question is: What kind of jobs apart from experimental scientist can I realistically use my degree for and what do I eventually have to further educate myself in to get that kind of job?
you can teach
You could go in for health and safety managment, general technician (i.e. making solutions etc), laboratory demonstrator, sales representative for equipment/reagents.
you can also do applications of instruments...help customer with problems in usage of equipment. Also technical support for company selling equipment and supplies, manufacturing...
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