I started out in one of the best PhD programs in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (at an American university) two-years ago. I took my qualifying exams last month, which I could not clear (twice) and will have to leave with a Masters degree instead. I do not have a good relationship with my advisor and was having a hard time coming up with a convincing "story-line" for my thesis, so the outcome is not all that surprising... but I am certainly finding it incredibly difficult to look for non-academic opportunities for myself.
I don't want to try getting into another PhD program because my experience here was incredibly stressful, and took a toll on my mental health. And because I spent the last 8.5 years following my research interests, my profile isn't well suited for industrial jobs either. I do have a knack for coding though, but I don't have necessary experience/ coursework to account for it.
I have been thinking about my options a lot lately, and am hoping to get advice from anyone who has gone through/ seen someone get through a similar situation as mine.