People with Ph.D.s in biology do many different things, and there is no goal that every Ph.D. be a professor someday. Figuring out what you want to do, and what skills you need to develop to attain that goal, is a continuous part of the graduate school process.

Helpful Resources

  • Create an Individual Development Plan to guide your career choices. This is a tool specifically for advanced graduate students and early stage postdocs in the sciences.
  • PubChase: Career Advice forum allows readers to send in anonymous questions to be answered by a diverse panel of scientists in academics, industry and elsewhere.
  • A blog post discussing how PhD training is useful for non-academic ventures.