You may wish to pursue non-research career outside of higher education. Many researchers move into careers in business and industry. Vitae’s careers section includes career stories from researchers who have entered careers outside of higher education, including careers as entrepreneurs, consultants, managers and science communicators. The RCUK webpages feature case studies highlighting the opportunities research skills can give, not only in academia but also in the wider world of business, industry and commerce. The case studies can be found at http://www.rcuk.ac.uk/careersinresearch. The world is your oyster!