Ideas for re-entering biosciences?

Asks: I'm considering a move out of tech (UXResearch) and back to my original love -- the biological sciences (zoology, ecology, entomology, microbiology) -- I'm looking for potential pathway ideas that don't require an immediate detour into graduate school.

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Hi @ajayrevels! Given what you're writing, I'd recommend pursuing career exploration, which is a process that is distinct from and a precursor to the job search, including a series of steps of practical learning and self-reflection in order to compare, contrast, and clarify which career path you are confident in pursuing. THAT is the process whereby you can confidently narrow in on which role, industry and environment is the best fit for you. In fact, I've helped numerous professionals to figure out, clarify, and pursue their ideal career direction. While pivots might seem big and scary, they're often more feasible than you think, but you at least deserve to identify which path would be the best fit for you first, and then determine what your strategy, approach or next steps would be. By the way, I'm Rachel Serwetz, a Career Exploration Coach (, and I'm happy to chat further if you'd like! ( )