[Bioperl-l] Is it worth it?
joel at macresearcher.com
Mon Feb 27 03:12:12 UTC 2006
It seems to me that your mind is already made up. By asking such a
question I think it's safe to say a PhD program in Bioinformatics
would not be your cup of tea. This is not to be negative. If you like
bioinformatics, do bioinformatics. Join an open-source project, or
start one of your own. If you live in a town with a University, find
a lab that needs bioinformatics work and volunteer your time. If you
really have a passion for bioinformatics, just do bioinformatics and
your path will become clear, opportunities will arise, your salary
will be what you need. Just my two shekels of course.
On Feb 26, 2006, at 1:15 PM, Sam Al-Droubi wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> Please forgive me for posting my questions on this list since
> they are not directly related to bioperl but since most of you are
> doing bioinformatics, I thought I could ask for some advise. Also,
> please point me to other lists or websites if more appropriate.
> Basically I am wondering if it is worth it getting a Master or
> PhD degree in bioinformatics with funding? I already have an MS
> degree in Software Engineering and I've take a few bioinformatics
> courses and I like the field. Additionally, I am almost 40 years
> old and have a stable job. If I am to get PhD in 3 to 4 years,
> what job opportunities will be out there for me? And is it better
> to work in academia or the private sector? What the average salary
> Thank you very much and please respond to me directly instead of
> of the list since my questions are off topic.
> Sam Al-Droubi, M.S.
> saldroubi at yahoo.com
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