Sorry, I just realized that this should be in the Career Guidance forum. I find the topic of my recent dissertation uninspiring, and I want to go into something completely different for my career. My dissertation was on very specialized and superficial analysis techniques, but I would much rather get my hands dirty, and at a much deeper level. I want to actually see the entire scientific process at work at the cutting edge. I thought that I would realize what I wanted to do with my life by the time I graduated, but now I seem to have less of a clue than ever; I just know what I don't want to do. I have also developed a dangerously negative attitude towards theoretical physics. Any advice? I certainly hope that I don't need to go back to school.