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