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Advancement Prospects

A research neuroscientist might choose to explore another career path in neuroscience by earning a medical degree in order to work as a neurologist. Others “advance” by becoming better known in the field, receiving pay raises, winning awards for their work, or seeking employment at more prestigious employers or on better-known research projects. Some neuroscientists choose to enter management (becoming laboratory managers or top-level executives at research facilities, hospitals, or other settings) or become college professors.

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