Hey all, I’m looking for a little career advice. I’ve been in Laramie, WY the past two years working on my masters in stream ecology. I finally finished up last week! I’ve had my head in the books or classroom constantly and now I have a chance to step back for a minute and decide whether to find a job or keep going with school. I have an offer to stick around here another 3-4 years to work on a doctorate in watershed ecology (pending funding for summer field work). However, I’m really excited about the idea of returning to the PNW to work as a fish biologist/research scientist. My question is for all of you that work in the fisheries science/management/NGO fields. What kind of jobs are out there now for someone with a M.S.? I got my B.S. at U of Washington in fisheries then worked for 2.5 years as a biologist for NOAA in Seattle before I moved out here for grad school. I can write, I have experience with lots of software including GIS and stats packages, and I enjoy the whole process of field-based science/research. I have to get this figured out in the next 6 months or so. I welcome any comments/advice from fellow pathological fishermen/women who have figured out a way to keep fish in the forefront of our lives and make a living at it. thanks, Rod P.S. Another 3-4 years in WY wouldn’t be all that bad. I will be spoiled forever as a trout fisherman when I leave.