Science Grads Author: KAREN KREEGER, pp.1
Date: June 13,1994

Career analysts suggest that the latest crop of researchers hone their skills in other areas

Clasping a diploma in one hand and a resume in the other, newly minted science graduates are celebrating their achievements all over the United States this month. However, their enthusiasm may be dampened somewhat when they get down to the hard business of job hunting in the tough employment climate that placement experts say has characterized the science profession in the past several years.

Career counselors are advising graduates to broaden their skills and consider employers outside the traditional research areas in academia, industry, and government in their search strategy. These placement specialists say that while there may not be many openings in U.S. labs, there are alternative career paths in which a scientific background is becoming a major benefit--in law, business, public policy, and communications,...

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