I'm thinking about applying for a job as a patent examiner and possibly becoming an agent. It seems like an interesting line of work. Does anyone have any opinions or know someone how has worked in this field. I don't think I'll go the lawyer route, at least not right away, 8 years of grad school is enough. I'm not sure what opportunities will open up down the road from this job. From a research career there are 1000's of projects that I could get hired on. opine away. ciao.