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  • Science Writing as a Career

    Dario Dieguez, Jr.
    Career Paths
    Science Writing
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    Being a science writer is one of the most enjoyable and rewarding professional careers today. To begin with, you will need at least a bachelor’s degree, although a graduate degree is more common and will make you much more competitive in the job marketplace. I personally recommend earning both a bachelor’s and graduate (either a master’s or Ph.D.) degree in a scientific discipline.  Earning an additional master’s degree in either journalism or science writing will, in the long run, make you much more competitive than most. In my view, earning a Ph.D. in a scientific discipline will endow you with a much greater breadth of scientific knowledge.  However, ironically, in some cases, you may need to prove to potential employers that having a Ph.D. in a scientific discipline does not render you “too knowledgeable to write ...