- Is science a good career? According to this author, not in the least.
- Penelope Trunk advises college students to not try and dodge the recession with Graduate School.
- The APS has an essay on how leaving a career in science isn't nessicarily a bad decision.
Tuesday, 3 March 2009
Not quite the gravy train.
I often read about how science is a cushy job for the fat cats on the gov't dole - usually from people who don't like something a scientist just said. Given most scientists I know (i.e., the employed ones) usually pull 50 hours a week earning less than they would if they went into some other field, I can't help but laugh at this assertion. I bring this up, because I've read two rather contrarian points of view today.