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  • Entrepreneurship: What Kind of Scientist Would Be Attracted to this Life?

    Timothy Joyce
    Career Paths
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    If you’ve got a solid background with an MD or PhD in the life sciences, you may be ready for a big change away from the academic environment where others have always told you what to do and where your creativity and ambition have been stifled by the educational process. Why not start a business? Become your own boss. Be an entrepreneur where risks can turn into big dollars, self-enhancement and exciting challenges. You’ve got the background and the right initials after your name. Now may be the time to take a calculated risk and become an entrepreneur. You’ll probably start out being a very small fish in a big pond, but, if you’re ready for it, there is no other place to go but up. Part of the challenge involves taking risks, believing ...