Mike the Mad Biologist writes that ever since he started as a biologist, he's been told that "in five years, there's going to be a massive wave a retirement of older faculty," though that never seems to occur, and that there's always been this worry that not enough Americans are going into science to fill that gap. A ScienceInsider post from October discussed a study that suggests that there isn't a "shrinking supply of native-born talent in United States" but that science and technology wages are depressed and that lures would-be scientists to more lucrative fields. "Like many other things in life, you get what you pay for (if you're lucky)," Mike the Mad Biologist writes, adding that "until we create more science-related opportunities, in the private, public, and non-profit sectors, we are just creating an over-qualified, underpaid workforce."
"You Get What You Pay For"
Jan 01, 2010