njbiodude in Raritan, New Jersey said: My friends in PhD programs say they work 70 hours a week, so good luck working.
Consulting is a possibility when you graduate, but you might need experience in the biotech/healthcare industry first. Of course you're free to apply to consulting firms upon graduation. Getting leadership positions might be useful. Most medical labs hire certified medical laboratory scientists which is a one year full-time internship with an exam at the end. If you want to get a medical coder position, take the certification before you enter the PhD if you can. This is a 28-40k a year job and not really relevant to your studies but go ahead if you want. Like I said its going to be hard to work, but you have a stipend for your PhD right? If not, consider looking for a program that offers this, and use your time to focus on publishing. Good luck.
Yeah, I tried to convey in my post that I was looking at two jobs AFTER finishing my program. Yes, I will have a stipend and I'm not looking to work while I complete the degree.
By the time I finish my PhD, I should have the following degrees and experience:
BS in Biology w/Chemistry Minor
PhD in Molecular and Cellular Biology (which implies several years of research experience)
Graduate Certificate in Cellular Engineering
Undergraduate Research - several Summers in a Molecular Biology Lab
Industry Internship - paid, 3 months
Tutoring - 2.5 years at the college level
Self-taught - programming (Ruby, mostly), computer repair
Food Service - 4 to 5 years experience
I want to know what I can do as part-time/weekend work to go ALONG with a full-time career in Biotech once I complete my PhD. Thanks.