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Isaiah Hankel, PhD
Isaiah Hankel, PhD
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Join Isaiah as he describes 4 rewarding remote careers that PhDs can pursue all while working from their home office

Here’s a quick rundown of this week’s episode…

  • First, Isaiah reveals why remote work is here to stay and what benefits PhDs can enjoy while working remotely
  • Next, Isaiah describes two careers in writing/editing and consulting that provides PhDs with challenging and rewarding careers
  • Finally, Isaiah explains that PhDs can also pursue project management and clinical work, all while working in their home office

From This Week’s Show… 

Why Remote Work Is The New Norm (And Here To Stay)

The last few years have changed how we work.

For many industry employees, long gone are the days of long commutes, long hours away from home, and on-site distractions.

Remote work has become the new norm, and people like it.

In fact, 9 out of 10 employees that are currently working remotely at least part of the time say they want to continue with remote work.

The numbers also show that remote and hybrid workers are happier and more likely to remain in their jobs longer.

So, what kind of happiness-inducing remote careers can PhDs pursue?

From Writing To Consulting – Remote Careers Are Offered In All Areas Of Industry

Writers and editors are needed in every industry – they’re needed to write regulatory and technical documents, medical marketing content or magazine articles, and more.

As a writer, you would be creating content for a variety of clients so each assignment may be different.

Editing is another career that allows you to stay connected with cutting-edge research without having to spend time in an office.

Editors are hired by peer-reviewed journals, editing firms, and research institutes.

And in the “publish or perish” environment of industry, editors are needed more than ever.

Another highly rewarding remote career for PhDs is consulting.

Consultants provide businesses with expert advice, devising strategies to solve their clients’ needs.

Consulting is an incredibly diverse career that includes scientific consulting, user experience consulting, competitive intelligent and market research consulting, as well as legal, media or corporate consulting.

Most consultants work for a consulting firm, but it’s possible to start consulting on your own as well.

Remote Careers In Clinical Science And Management

Finally, an increasing number of project management roles are being done remotely.

With larger teams working remotely, it’s not hard to see why more and more project managers are needed to organize the budgets, timelines and milestones of these teams.

Even clinical project managers and clinical research associate roles are being done remotely now.

In fact, according to a Forbes report, 78% of today’s clinical project managers and clinical research associates do just that.

If you’re ready to start your transition into industry, you can apply to book a free Transition Call with our founder Isaiah Hankel, PhD or one of our Transition Specialists. Apply to book a Transition Call here.

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