What are non-clinical, location-independent jobs that advance (or could advance) the cause of reproductive health?
October 19, 2012 9:06 AM Subscribe
What are non-clinical, location-independent jobs that advance (or could advance) the cause of reproductive health? How do you get the skills for those jobs? Do they exist?
posted by c'mon sea legs to Work & Money (2 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
A friend is a Masters-level engineer and can work from anywhere in the world with an internet connection. I think this is amazing, but I know I want my life's work to be in reproductive justice. Can I reconcile these two desires?
I'm looking at masters programs in public health right now, with the eventual hope of doing PhD-level reproductive health research, but would love to pick up skills along the way that a) allow me to travel and b) are marketable. I'm hopeful that being able to work from a variety of circumstances would inform and develop my research and advocacy, so this isn't *just* wanting to travel.
-I do not want to be a clinical provider
-I'm reasonably clever and self-directed, organized, a good writer, and like managing projects to completion
-I have some clinical background and some grant program management (I'm 25, so all work experience is only "some")
-To clarify with examples, "location independent" to me means laptop in a cafe, not teaching sex ed. In the former, you can decide your own location; in the latter, you're locationally bound for an amount of time, even if you can then leave and go wherever
So far I've thought of:
My mentors and coworkers are all either in large academic environments or clinical environments, so I'm turning to Metafilter. Thank you in advance! I'll be around to clarify, and hope you can give me some ideas that I can pursue in graduate school or via internship!