The Advantages of the Academic Career

Uzma Alam, Ph.D.
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In any career choice, there are a myriad of pros and cons, usually dependent on the life style one desires. Personally, I believe the positive attributes of the work environment in academic research institutes outweigh the cons. Specifically, the dimensions of freedom, interpersonal relationships, and self-determination one stands to gain from these establishments are critical determinates of “enjoying your job,” a dying phenomena - - especially in today’s world where there is an expanding work culture defined ...