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I'm currently entering the second year of my PhD program in biomedical sciences. I do not plan to stay in academia for a career and I keep hearing more and more that a masters can actually be better for industry jobs. I'm looking for advice or resources to look for job outlook with a masters in biomedical science (microbiology), in science industry or in things not even relating to science. Also, Any advice on mastering out? Who were you able to talk to in your department to actually set that in motion? How "taboo" was it to deal with and did you face backlash after you decided on it? Any advice or resources would be very much appreciated!
I'm a first year psychology graduate student (specializing in cognitive neuroscience) at a pretty good grad school. I'm only a couple months in and I'm panicking- I wasn't 100% sure about grad school when I entered and now I feel even worse. I don't feel motivated/interested in the research I'm doing and now I'm thinking I should pursue a post-bacc to be pre med. But my friends and family say I should give it a little time to figure out what I want to research, etc. I'm 22, and people say that I just need time to figure it out, but I'm worried that after 5 years of a PhD program, I'm not going to be happy with a job in academia (if I get one.. and that's a big if). I've been thinking about applying to post bacc programs -- which would be roughly 2 years plus 4 years of med school (plus residency, etc). Or, I could wait until I get my master's, which would delay it another year. Would this be worth it?? Or should I just forget about this and stay in my program? In short, I have NO idea what to do. Help!