As a research assistant, I enjoyed the autonomy to formulate study design, perform experiments, and interpret results. However, the worst part of my position was the lack of opportunity for advancement. Even with a master degree in immunology, I quickly found that the Pulmonary Biology department in the R Building of the 4th floor lack the funds and the positions for advancement. Therefore, I decided to leave academia and pursue a master degree as a physician assistant.
lack of benifits, management, career advancement