Assessing the Job Market for Science PhDs

Is a Science Ph.D. a Waste of Time?
By Daniel Lametti
Slate.com – Aug. 31,2012

Simply put: No.  Despite a recent spate of news on the lack of opportunities for science doctorates, the author shows that while jobs in academia continue to shrink, more employers outside “traditional” science want their skills. Not everyone can solve complex problems and have the tenacity to work years on a dissertation. Looking at all the skills you acquire is the real key, and figuring out how they are coveted in other professions / industries.

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