"How to Talk to Your Mentor about a Career Change," NIH OITE Careers Blog

Kate Stuart
October 13, 2014

"How to Talk to Your Mentor about a Career Change," from the NIH Office of Intramural Training and Education (OITE) Careers Blog

"Employment statistics today tell us that, though many of you start out your doctoral studies and postdoctoral training to pursue a career in academic research, the majority (the latest figure is about 70%) wind up in careers outside of academia. This change in focus may occur gradually over time or may be precipitated by a specific event and happen much more rapidly. This changing employment demographic means that a great number of you will need to sit down with your PIs or mentors to inform them of your new career path."

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