J. A. wrote:... just having BA in pharma has made me realize that being an associate is a dead end where growth is nil ... What advice do you have?
First of all, I disagree that being an associate is a dead end where growth is nil. But, you're looking to change your career path and kudos to you for being proactive. I work at a small biotech at which the CEO and Chairman of the Board (separate people) both have Bachelor's degrees ... and not even in science. Plenty of angles to take for success in the bioscience/health care world. What sounds fun to you? Finance, legal, sales, science on the development side of he equation (as opposed to research)?