The things scientists do range from accepting a Nobel Prize to schilling for corporations to collecting samples in the field. Every generation of newly-minted Phds clamor for the available positions, even when they are unpleasant because, hey, it's science! PopSci lists some of those jobs that you may find yourself in, such as collecting data in dangerous places, poking through roadkill, or analyzing biological waste products.
Just remember, if you pay your dues, you might eventually supervise other young scientists, put your name on papers in which they did the hard work, and someday that Nobel Prize could be yours! To cleanse the palate, PopSci has included three really awesome science jobs as well as the awful ones in this slideshow. -via Digg