Many different scientific career opportunities exist. Sometimes a “traditional” science career is portrayed as students travelling from undergrad, to postgrad, a post-doc research position or two, and then an academic position at a university.
Of course, such a career trajectory is atypical. Most scientists end up in other professions, branching out at various points from this academic path, and sometimes even veering back onto it. The variety of paths is almost as great as the variety of people on them.
It is not always easy to see examples of this diversity of career paths. That makes the website MySciCareer all the more useful. There you can read first-hand accounts of people who have followed various career paths in science.
So, if you are wondering about the options available in science, hop on over to MySciCareer, and browse around. You could even consider contributing a story.