Within one year I will be graduating in electrical engineering (mainly optics) and have no idea of what to do afterwards. I always thought of doing an academic career but during my phd I will probably publish two or three papers overall. Seeing the struggle postdocs go through to find an academic career even when they have very good publication record has made me seriously doubt about it. I wondered them if you could suggest any career paths that could suit the things I like (online carrer tests weren't very helpful). I would like a job where: the work is not too repetitive, I can work with people and brainstorm with them ideas about science, I can mentor and share my knowledge, helping other with my expertise, learn always more about science, read about science and perform or supervise experiments. Instead I find myself not good at: overselling my ideas, marketing myself, being pushy. which jobs get closer to these descriptions in your opinion? Thank you.