After writing about the lack of satisfying career paths for math/science graduate students in a previous post, I got a slew of responses from grad friends who said I’d ruined their day. One friend made a good point that this situation only applies to math/science doctorates who choose to remain in academia. There’s still demand for specialists in the private sector where a Ph.D. opens doors and bumps up pay. But of course, to the scientists sticking it out through academia, these guys are simply fallen angels and turncoats.
For those who are embarking on the Ph.D. path, I’ve found some advice.