Graduate school and the job market of the '90s: A survey of young geoscientists



The last 5 years have seen an explosion in concern about the health and vitality of the research job market. Once the subject of hushed conversations in the hallways and laboratories of the nation's research universities, fears of a “black hole in science employment” are featured headlines in newspapers, magazines, and broadcast media. While a genuine love of science remains the foundation of a healthy research career, nagging doubts about the availability of good jobs, job security, and compensation can cause even the most dedicated student to question the viability of a research career.