This is my first post, I read through quite a few of the posts and was impressed with finally having found that there are people like me out there!!!
I'll get straight to the point;
I just finished my masters in clinical neuroscience, having previously completed a degree in psychology with neuroscience.
I chose psychology because I was interested in understanding how people think, I then went towards neuroscience because I hated the fact that I could spend 10 years in the field of psych and not get anywhere - no theory is concrete or measurable!!
Anyway, I have done a huge number of tests and I know I'm an ENTP now, the only problem is I don't want to go straight into, what would logically be, the next step in academia.
My question, or challenge rather, is this;
Is there a career that combines science, technology, and management?
This would be my dream job, bearing in mind the need for change, project based work, etc etc. I don't want anything to do with law (previously recommended) and I was originally leaning towards medicine because I thought there was something wrong with me and that I should just be able to study for 5/6 more years.
One example of somebody I met who successfully combined science with management was a professor i met on a course abroad -> he is a senior lecturer at a major European university AND he is also the manager for the neuro division with a UK pharmaceutical company!! The guy had two phones, everything he did was paid for, and he was genuinely having fun with life!
Truth is I can't, I'm tired, I want to do something real.
That said, I spent 6 months after completing my masters to get my dissertation project expanded and published academically so yes when I have interest, amazing things happen!
Clearly I have a passion for science and technology, the management I don't have experience with, but I could do an MBA/MSc/X/Y/Z for a year
Then again - would I even need it to make a start on the career path? That guy I met got to where he was first by doing a phD.. the problem I have with doing a phD is it means working my ass off on ONE project for 3 years..?!
Thank you for any helpful advice/insight!! I'm glad I found you lot!!