A recent panel discussion hosted at the Nature Jobs Career Expo offered some advice for people who love science, but don't want to spend their time at the bench, a blog post at Nature Jobs recounts.
As the lab may be the place you're most familiar with, the panel advised looking for an internship in the field you think you want to enter. "An internship will not only give you experience but it will also let you find out if that really is the career choice for you – the realities of a job can be very different to what you might think it will be like," Nature Jobs adds.
But that's not always possible and, as an alternative or in addition, the panel suggested getting involved online with people and companies in your target field. An on-topic blog, it noted, could get you noticed.