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When I chose my majors in Biochemistry and Chemistry at Virginia Tech in 2001, the career outlook for chemists and biochemists was rosy. Not so much today:
Which leads me to the following perspective publications:
- Postdoc pains and gains: link
- What does a Ph.D. in chemistry get you? link
- What can you do with a science Ph.D.? link
- The costs of graduate school: link
Not all of the news is bad. But underlying everything is a federal budget whose science funding portion is in a constant state of uncertainty. Some years may see large percentage increases, but some years will see large percentage cuts. And the cuts may be aimed at the NSF more and more and less towards the NIH. That's good news for a biochemist with interests towards cancer research. But at the same time, there are a lot more people you're competing with in those fields and biological chemistry / medicinal chemistry is much more niche.