Thinking About a Career in Teaching Science? Read This First

July 28, 2014 at 2:47 pm Leave a comment

It is often in the dog days of summer that many graduate students who are nearing the end of their studies, begin to think about their future career options. Some of these options include post doctoral work, industry research, education and other opportunities that may be completely unrelated to the bench. The dizzying array of choices can make it difficult for students to decide what to do next. As a service to the scientific student community, the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute has put together a series of profiles highlighting some career paths that build on a science background.

If you are thinking about pursuing a career as a science teacher, then you definitely should read Dr. Ryan Williams eyes career as high school science teacher.

Here is a brief excerpt from that article:

The job requirements include the patience of a saint, an elephant’s hide, a marathon runner’s stamina, and Justin Bieber’s ability to hold a crowd, plus the cross-disciplinary erudition of a Da Vinci. With these qualifications you might have the makings of a high school science teacher.

Take it from one former post-doc in the Dennis lab that aiming to teach high school science is not for the faint-hearted. “It’s like being a scientist. You don’t do it for the money; you do it because you love it,” says Dr. Ryan Williams.

Click here to read the full article.

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