FASB just released a new report today: Education and Employment of Biological and Medical Scientists: Data from National Surveys
This sort of jumped out at me:
“Academic employment (i.e. the number of tenured or tenure-track positions) has remained relatively unchanged for twenty years, during which time the number of doctorate degrees awarded has nearly doubled. Industry is the fastest growing employment sector for biological and medical scientists.”
At some point, academics are just going to have to realize that thinking that the only valid career choice is a professor is part of their cult mentality. Working in industry isn’t a sign of selling out and failure.
Also, I’ve injured my wrist, so won’t be blogging much this weekend. I’m still hoping to do some weeding though….