I was just about to ask a question having to do with "Preparation for a non-academic career". Specifically, I was going to ask how an academic can tell what's the salary range for a potential research position in the hi-tech industry (generally or in some region). Noticing the interdiction in the tour, I didn't ask that - but is it really off-topic? I mean, it is a problem mostly unique to academic researches.

  • I don't see that you've asked it yet, so I'll comment here. There are sites that provide such information, e.g. glass door. You might find the information you need there. Jun 1 '17 at 12:46

That is intended to discourage people outside of academia from asking questions about "what's the best degree to become a sailboat repairman?" Historically, we have tended to allow questions about where academics can find employment other industries.

To that extent, ask away, says I.

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    I will also note the part in the "on topic" help page: "anyone in or interested in research-related or research-adjacent fields."
    – jakebeal
    Jun 4 '17 at 14:33

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