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Old 08-23-2007, 11:08 PM   #11
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Not really. It's supply and demand that makes wages. Hot jobs are those that are needed and the workers who can do them are in short supply.

It all depends on what you want to do too. I could go get a job at a brewery and take a massive pay cut, but I'll stick with technology sales and management where pay is 6+ figures and does not require a PhD or an MBA, but specific technology and personal communication skills.

If I were you, I would go and get the biotech job and not mention your PhD. The experience you get plus your PhD will pay off down the road.

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Old 08-23-2007, 11:16 PM   #12
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Um, in my position right now I am going to have to disagree. After I finished my bachelors degree, I could have landed a biotech job and made $35-50k/yr with the few years experience I had. I am getting my PhD tomorrow, and I will be way over-qualified for those kinds of jobs, but the only jobs open to me are post-doctoral fellowships paying ~$30k/yr. All research positions for PhDs require years of experience in the private sector, which I don't have....talk about one step forward, three steps back
I have to agree with Ed...don't even mention the PHD...which stands for "Piled Higher and Deeper" if I remember correctly...

I'd just mention a few classes that would be right down the employers line.

You're right about having the experience though. Employers also want people they don't have to pay to train.
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Old 08-24-2007, 12:06 AM   #13
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Please don't hijack this thread. Please start another thread.

Thanks for understanding.

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Old 08-24-2007, 12:41 AM   #14
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Sorry Forrest...

Good luck!

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Old 08-24-2007, 12:43 AM   #15
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Yeah, Forrest, sorry.

I, uh, we, all hope you find someone who is really into brewing that will be a great asset to your organization...

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Old 08-24-2007, 01:34 AM   #16
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I have to agree with all of you. I currently only have an associate degree (did not want to pay mony for bull **** classes). I have always had great jobs that pay very well. Most of what I have found in experience and how you present yourself. Of course you have to be in the right industry to find the money!!

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