In article <F062093E456F8C4A9566C5CA59726C6E2D368C at EMAIL.hci.utah.edu>,
Amanda Butler <amanda.butler at hci.utah.edu> wrote:
>> I graduated with a B.S. degree in Biology in August of 2002. Since then I
> have been working as a technician in a university research lab. Originally,
> my career plan was to earn a Ph.D in molecular biology, and then do research
> and maybe some teaching. However, after a few months of working in a
> research setting and talking to lab directors, postdocs, graduate students,
> etc., I'm beginning to wonder if that would really be the right career choice
> for me.
>> I would like to benefit from the experience of those in this group and find
> out what other options are available to me. While being a technician is
> enjoyable for now, it's not something I'd like to do for the rest of my life.
> I enjoy lab work, and my favorite topics in biology are genetics and gene
> expression, oncological science, and anything else that fits into the wide
> category of molecular biology. I'd love to hear about what kinds of careers
> people in this group are pursuing, and what kind of educational background
> those careers require.
>> Thank you,
>> Amanda Butler
Since she hasn't replied, I will direct you to Susan Forsburg's
excellent web site for Women in Biology:
Of course, the questions you are asking are not gender specific, but
_plenty_ of good career advice is available there. Kudos to Susan for
providing the resource.