18 September 1992
Vol 257, Issue 5077

About The Cover

Funding is tight and jobs are hard to come by, but the scientific career ladder has never presented more options. Depicted by artist Ken Perkins, the paths for scientists are winding, steep, and interlinked, connecting the traditional, ivy-covered halls of academia with nontraditional scientific venues. Highlighted in the special section beginning on page 1707 are such career alternatives as corporate and biotech workplaces and environmental science ventures and such nontraditional career choices as patent law and scientific activism. [Illustration: Ken Perkins]