Bye-Bye Bench

While many scientists begin their careers in research, some look to leave research behind as they explore other career options in various scientific fields, says Benchfly's Alan Marnett. While non-researchers don't physically carry out experiments, their roles in research can be just as important. But identifying career options, and then facing the emotional and logistical hurdles of doing something other than research, can be too hard for some people to face, Marnett says.

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