Once your PhD reaches completion, sights set on employment

A place to produce, to collaborate, to earn

Is academia the sole destination for your research enjoyment?

Why no, no indeed, there’s so much you did learn!

 

As a researcher, it’s clear, study design becomes easy

Your sharp mind can envision, can ensure data’s collected

You can arrange data points in a way that is pleasing

To analyze, report, present, publish as expected

 

But there is so much more, like your ability to organize

To lead and train others, solve problems, no sweat!

Your ability to communicate, collaborate and advise

 

You can write, write, write, write!

 

So the jobs you could get:

 

Of course there’s Professor, which gives much flexibility

To break new theoretical ground with the utmost agility!

 

Be a Clinical Researcher and start your own business

See your own clients, run studies, you must be ambitious

 

Or step up and be Head Scientist in a hospital

Daily inspiration surrounds you, knowledge translation is critical

 

 

Prefer to not be the boss? Clinical Associate might suit you

Be the star clinician you are, with a flair for peer review

 

How do you feel about Clinical Research Coordinator?

Stay behind the scenes, mastermind, like a knowledge creator

 

Perhaps Clinical Services Manager is your future role

Clinicians appreciate evidence-based protocol

 

Finally, you may work in Industry with a PhD

Make your skill set work for you in a career externally

 

Wherever you choose to go with your PhD, your vocation

I hope it is worth every darn grant application!

 

Image credit: Oh, the Places You’ll Go! by Dr. Seuss

 

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