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Last Post 3/24/2011 6:37 PM by  Randi Ludwig
your career
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3/21/2011 7:07 AM

    Shawn C

    Do any of you sceintists work a second job?

    Tags: career, second job, dance, teach, volunteer work

    Dawn Myers

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    3/21/2011 9:46 AM
    I used to teach dance. In fact I taught for almost 10 years before I went back to graduate school and then stopped. I would love to be able to teach again at some point

    Kris Sigsbee

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    3/21/2011 9:59 AM

    Hi Shawn,

    I don't work a second job because I make enough money as a scientist that I don't need to have another paying job right now. However, I have done some volunteer work in our community. Several years ago, I was a regular volunteer at the Science Museum of Minnesota, and now I am a volunteer for the Landlocked Film Festival.


    Mitzi Adams

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    3/22/2011 8:23 AM

    I have done some teaching, not really for the money, but for the contact with students. I also volunteered with the von Braun Astronomical Society for over fifteen years, which took a lot of my time. Currently, I just do some farming at the weekend.

    Randi Ludwig

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    3/24/2011 6:37 PM

    Shawn, as a graduate student in astronomy, I get paid a monthly stipend to pay living expenses while I work toward my degree. This is enough to live on, but there definitely aren't any grad students living like kings! For most sciences, you can make a reasonable living, but you certainly don't go into a scientific field to get rich. Luckily, astronomy is one of the academic fields that do pay reasonably, so that most people who love it can choose it as a career without having to work a second job to pay bills.

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