In tallying its 2010 job-posting statistics, Mountain View, Calif.-based careers search engine SimplyHired.com reports a 44.1 percent year-over-year boost in job listings for scientists, social scientists, and lab techs. SimplyHired also reports 64.8 percent growth in overall healthcare job postings in 2010. The career staff at the Alternative Science Careers blog says that while these numbers are somewhat "encouraging," they are also "on the lower side of all category increases." To that end, Alternative Science Careers says that though "there are jobs out there for scientists to stay in the science field ... it may be the time to look for alternative careers utilizing your science degree," perhaps in the financial arena, as that sector showed an 81 percent increase in SimplyHired job postings since 2009.
Feb 02, 2011