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Tech Spec- Medical Device
« on: Nov 4th, 2007, 1:28pm »
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Hi Guys,
I have been following this website for a while, as I was preparing LSAT. I see lots of great advice and opinions here, I always wanted to post here but never got around it. I am in dilemma whether to attend part-time law school or to work for law firm as a tech spec to get a feel for the legal field.
These are my questions...
1. How hard it is to get into law firm, as tech spec- I have about 5 yrs of R&D experience in Medical Device Industry (Fortune 500 company). My background is M.S. in Mechanical Engg, but I have worked in EE ME and CSE areas as most of our R&D works involve around those areas…like jack of all trades.
2. How do I find the leads..? I have been looking up NALP directory for list of employers and checking the individual website for any open positions. Can I contact any  third party legal recruiters for positions and also is it OK to cold call the  Recruiting managers of law firm…( I am skeptical about how the response would be if I do that. I don’t want get dinged even b4 they see my resume).
3. What is the avg pay for Tech specs, I am currently making about 85K + 15 % annual bonus. I wouldn’t mind taking a pay cut 5-10% and also I am willing to relocate to areas were they have PT law schools.
 
Any help/advice would be appreciated.
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Mr.Confused
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Re: Tech Spec- Medical Device
« Reply #1 on: Nov 4th, 2007, 2:26pm »
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As a tech specialist, your salary is very likely to be lower than your current salary.  Why do you want to pursue a tech specialist position unless your current position is stable? Maybe I am missing something.  
 
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Re: Tech Spec- Medical Device
« Reply #2 on: Nov 4th, 2007, 7:38pm »
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Thanks for your quick response-Biopico
I am planning a career change into IP I dont see myself doing engineering work for rest of my life.
I took my LSAT (87%) and planing to apply to part time law schools (boston area) but prior to that I want to get a feel for the IP field (working as tech spec- b4 I get into 100K in debt).
 
Hope I am clear this time....
Thanks
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