Choosing your career carefully


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Believe it or not, but being a scientist leaves you with quite a few career choices in both science-related and unrelated fields. 

You do want to choose carefully, because moving back into a field that you previously left definitely has some challenges. However, in some cases, it can work to your advantage as well, since you will likely have acquired skills that are both valuable and rare, once you return. 

When I accepted a position as a scientific recruiter after I completed my postdoc, it was for a few different reasons.