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Freelance scientist


User: Qzaman91 - 24 November 2017 17:17

I was thinking. Are there unemployed people with science degrees out there. Or science grads that are employed but not within science? Do you think if given the opportunity they would do pay per piece tasks for academics?

User: TreeofLife - 27 November 2017 17:11

Yes there's plenty of unemployed with degrees and plenty employed not within science - in fact, the majority.

I've no idea whether they would do pay per piece tasks. I expect most people want a stable job.

User: aki33 - 28 November 2017 11:27

Some employers are hiring people with science degrees, but some science grads are suffering as well. Maybe not as much as some other fields, but basic research funding has been dropping as of late. Many Masters of science have difficulties finding jobs, and when they do, they are often paid below what they are worth.

Let's not even get into Ph.D.s who are willing to competing for Masters level jobs.

Science is not the occupation that will save everyone; it usually creates a hiring pool of excellent people and that only benefits the employer. If everyone shuffles to one field, then that field will be devalued as they shuffle to another.

User: sunnyday93 - 11 December 2017 11:56

Most of my friends are employed not within their science, but only a few of them are unsatisfied with that. It is up to you whether to stay in the field you thought you would stay, or to choose another one and be sure you'd be more successful in a field you'd chosen.

User: JonBHarris - 12 December 2017 19:15

Do you want to stay in the field of your study? You can always get job in other sectors with a science degree and keep trying to get work in your subject area.

User: chantedsnicker - 13 December 2017 12:30

I haven't moved far from my original degree and am now doing a science PhD. I'd be interested in taking on some pay per piece work, I've already done a bit for my university. I think it's a great way to boost my income a little bit while I'm studying

User: emmawood - 14 December 2017 09:36

Scientists are traditionally known to belong to laboratories and research centers. Their lives revolve around research, experiments, reports, and lots of complicated stuff. It is quite demanding being a scientist of any kind, but one misconception that has to be quashed is that the job requires the scientist’s physical presence.

Science-based professionals are no longer confined to laboratories. You can earn a lot by working as a freelance scientist.

User: TreeofLife - 14 December 2017 10:55

Quote From emmawood:
Scientists are traditionally known to belong to laboratories and research centers. Their lives revolve around research, experiments, reports, and lots of complicated stuff. It is quite demanding being a scientist of any kind, but one misconception that has to be quashed is that the job requires the scientist’s physical presence.

Science-based professionals are no longer confined to laboratories. You can earn a lot by working as a freelance scientist.

How do you do lab work without being physically present? Is there some new scientific discovery I'm not aware of?




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