Career Trends: Industry or Academia: Where do I fit in?


If you have grappled with the question of whether you’d be better off in academia or industry, rest assured you are not alone. Trying to decide which career path to pursue is one of the most frequently discussed topics on With the increasing limited availability of academic positions, scientists must evaluate their options more critically than ever before and consider options beyond the typical academic path.

This collection of Science Careers articles presents scenarios from both industry and academia – offering advice from advancing in one’s academic career to preparing for a career in pharmaceuticals to investigating the benefits of a biotech training program. We invite you to read about opportunities that you may not have previously considered.