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ISBN-13: 978-0195183672 ISBN-10: 0195183673

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"The book was really an intensive job of research, because the author has interviewed dozens and dozens of chemists who are in a very wide variety of positions, all 'non-bench' jobs. ... It is a very complete text, and a wonderful read."-- ScienceCareers.org


"The organization and writing in each chapter make for a rewarding read that provides useful responses to real questions faced by those considering a transition to a nontraditional job."--The Capital Chemist


"This book is a very welcome addition and is addressed to anyone interested in chemistry and seeking general information on employment in the field."--Choice


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Lisa M. Balbes is Sole Proprietor, Consultant, and Technical Writer, Balbes Consultants.
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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (October 16, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0195183673
  • ISBN-13: 978-0195183672
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 0.8 x 6.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #430,271 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Chris on January 11, 2007
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A wonderful book with lots of great first-person advice, tips, and insight for starting a career in a variety of different non-research positions which are still science-oriented. The book is conveniently divided into sections (intellectual property-related jobs, computer-related jobs, etc.). I highly recommend it for anyone who is exploring career options afer a degree in chemistry. Most of the people profiled in the book have done graduate-level research, so I think it's especially insightful for those with advanced degrees in chemistry (or related fields).
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By David A. Sarro on November 3, 2006
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As a former chemist who succeeded to an alternative career, I found Lisa Balbes book a compelling read. I regret only that it had not been published when I was considering leaving the chemistry bench. The book would have proved an invaluable resource, giving me the encouragement and direction I sorely needed.

In a series of vignette-like personal profiles, Dr. Balbes tells a compelling, human-interest story about how bright people with chemistry educations went on to satisfying and successful careers in other fields. Though the book focuses on chemists, its message applies equally to anyone with a science education, be it physics, biology, even computer science. That message is decidedly upbeat: the intellectual rigor of science, with its emphasis on analytical reasoning, makes science-trained people effective competitors in any arena they choose to enter.

This book offers excellent advice and for some can be a life-changing experience.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Toby Freedman on July 5, 2008
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Regardless of whether you are a chemist or not, this is a highly informative book about careers for scientists who can use their chemistry knowledge while not doing bench work. With a focus on chemists, the book explores careers in broad areas such as in academia, government and industry. Each chapter includes a summary of a chosen career area, which includes several individual profiles. Each profile generally includes personal career paths, advice and future predictions.

The author explores careers in unusual areas that are I haven't seen covered elsewhere, such as library sciences/information management, criminology, environmental health and safety, and in more common areas, such as communications, patent law, business development, sales, regulatory affairs, human resources, software development and education.

This book is well written and easy to read. The personal vignettes relate a consistent story of the love of science and there is an upbeat, positive attitude throughout the book. in particular, the advice sections were very insightful, and I will definitely recommend this book to anyone interested in exploring non-bench careers in the life sciences.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By ScienceGirl on June 22, 2012
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Honestly, I wish I had discovered this book when I was in undergrad. As a college student, I did a ton of research in physical chemistry. While I liked (and continue to like) chemistry, I was sure that a research career was not for me. Unfortunately, I wasn't aware of (m)any other options. Then, I found "Nontraditional..." It broadened my scope tremendously, and I began thinking seriously about all of my interests/strengths that could complement my chemistry background. Ultimately, I wound up attending grad school (for chem), BUT this book really opened my eyes to myriad possibilities. "Nontraditional..." has a permanent spot on my desk.
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