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How do I switch fields?

  1. Feb 11, 2009 #1
    I have almost completed a PhD in a field of computational materials science.

    I've kinda lost interest in it, and I'm wondering what are some strategies I can use to move to different areas for future employment ...
     
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  3. Feb 11, 2009 #2
    It all depends on how radically you want change your career. Are thinking about a small change like moving to experimental material science or something drastic like becoming an MD?

    If it is something similar to what you do now, a postdoc in that field would be a good way to acclimate yourself to the new discipline. For instance I know a guy who went from experimental high energy physics PhD to a medical physics postdoc.
     
  4. Feb 11, 2009 #3
    Thanks! No its just another field, also in computation.

    After six years of PhD, I certainly need a change. Yeah, I think I'll check out a few postdoc positions.
     
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