I'm currently in the second year of a STEM PhD and I'm realizing that I strongly dislike lab work. Looking forward, I think I wouldas opposed to something in field for a career. I'm trying to decide whether it makes more sense to master out this year and look for a job (and potentially go for an MBA in a couple of years) or tough out another 3 years of a PhD program (I'm in a program where basically everyone does 5 years).
In case it matters, I went to a non-target state school for college and am now at a Target school for my PhD. I have a national fellowship and I'm going to be published in one of the bigger journals in my field in a couple of months. Also, I do not get summers off from my program, so I can't do a.
I was wondering if I could get your thoughts on the pros and cons of each choice and what you might recommend doing if you were in my situation. Thank you so much in advance for all of your help and suggestions.
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