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To: BurbankKarl

My daughter just graduated from Texas A&M with a 3.9 GPA and a triple majaor in Chemistry, Biochemistry and Genetics, a 38 on the MCAT and missed one question on the GRE.

She has not decided what she wants to do for a PhD (or MD). Her solution was to enroll in a summer based MEd degree that has her teach during the school year. She will be teaching 9th grade science in the Cy-Fair school district next year. The teacher’s salary actually looked good compared to the stipend that most grad schools would pay.


21 posted on 08/21/2007 6:34:11 AM PDT by Taxguy
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To: Taxguy

“The teacher’s salary actually looked good compared to the stipend that
most grad schools would pay.”

My naive advice:
don’t go the PhD route in science unless money means nothing to you
AND
you don’t mind the great likelihood of “topping-out” as the American that
is the manager of lab (mostly full of foreign nationasls) for a professor.

We’ve been flooded with science grad students since the fall of The Berlin
Wall and it’s gotten harder and harder for US students to have a good
shot at tenured positions.


25 posted on 08/21/2007 10:42:44 AM PDT by VOA
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