Let’s face it. Independent contracting is getting more and more popular for scientists, mostly because the government is cheap AF. You’re basically becoming a one-person businessman.
Being a business owner is WAY different than being an employee. You need to figure out how to pay your own quarterly taxes, get health insurance, and finagle a way to pay for other benefits like paid time off and sick leave.
I’ll show you what you need to consider when becoming an independent contractor in the science field, and how I’m managing my own independent contractor status.
Have you ever been an independent contractor? How did the experience go for you? Leave a comment below!