Exploring Career Paths

There are many possible career paths for those with a PhD. Learn more about different employment options.

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  Career Options
  Federal Government Jobs

Nine percent of PhD scientists are employed by the federal government. This website has useful information on positions in the federal government.

Partnership for Public Service
This is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that encourages government employment by providing information about government agencies, internships and job openings. See "Where the Jobs Are" for projections on future employment of scientists.

  Wisconsin Biotech Companies

If you are interested in pursuing a position in Wisconsin, here are three websites that contain links to Wisconsin companies.

BioForward is a member-driven association with a mission to provide Wisconsin's bio industry with the support needed to flourish. Their website includes a searchable database of Biotech companies in Wisconsin and the surrounding area.

This website provides a suite of easy-to-use, searchable databases for jobs, company information, and new developments in the Madison, Wisconsin biotechnology industry, covering 150 local companies and connections to an additional 250 of the largest pharmaceutical companies worldwide.

University Research Park - University of Wisconsin-Madison
This website includes a list of all the University Research Park tenants and their profiles. It also provides the option to search the tenants by category.

Contact Us

MCW Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows may schedule confidential career consultation appointments to discuss any aspect of their professional development or job search concerns. Website questions, comments and concerns are also welcome.

Career Services – Graduate School Office
Medical Education Building
First Floor, M1420
Medical College of Wisconsin
8701 Watertown Plank Rd.
Milwaukee, WI 53226

John Lombardo, PhD
(414) 955-4977 | jplombar@mcw.edu

Ms. Paris Eason
(414) 955-8547 | paeason@mcw.edu

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