Hello, I'm about to start a PhD and I know I want to do it because I really enjoy studying science, plus I'm gonna stay in the school where I did got MSc, so I know the lab and know the people who work there and I know that if I work well I can publish quite bit and I know the research is interesting. So it's basically my ideal PhD program (except maybe for the fact that I might've liked going elsewhere since I've been at my school for 5 years). I don't really know what you can do with a PhD besides going for an academic career. Not that I wouldn't like that, but I'm really not sure and I'd like to have more possibilities. I just chose to get a doctorate because it seems like something I'd enjoy (and I'd like to see how reasearch in science really works), not because of what comes later. Can any of you more experienced science guys tell me about life after a becoming a doctor? Do you think an academic career is the only path I could possibly undertake? Cheers.