Career Questions tagged Phd

Is earning a PhD worth the time?

Besides the eventual money payoff, it the investment in all that time and work for school for all those years worth it? #phd #medicine #education #graduate-school...



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Active Dec 05 '18 at 06:03 PM

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Carlos Eduardo de Andrade | Senior Inventive Scientist at AT&T Labs Research It depends very much from a field to another, but in ...

Is it worth putting all the time and money into going to medical school?

I am debating either becoming a medical doctor or a PA. I want the pay and title of a doctor. However, I also am not sure I want to spend all the time and money for the education of becoming one. #doctor #doctorate-degree #phd #student-loans #medicine...



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Active Oct 08 '18 at 02:35 AM

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Naiara Barbosa | Board-Certified Dermatologist Hi Taya,You are the only one who can truly answer this ...
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Michael Engel | Marketing Advisor Hi Vedant,The answer to your question will completely depend upon what ...

Is medical school hard to get into? What should we expect?


Active Aug 23 '18 at 01:46 AM

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Should I go straight through to my PhD?

Should I get my masters and work while getting my PhD, or should I go straight through and get my PhD, interning along the way? Which way gets me more experience, and which would insure that I will have a job? #social-work #phd #internship #masters #phd...



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Active Dec 05 '18 at 06:19 PM

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Michael Kantor | Software Engineer I don't know social work... but I did go straight from ...

What career options are there for economics majors?

I am studying economics at Brown; I really like how economic thinking can solve problems, but I am not a huge fan of math (I do not plan to take any beyond statistics and Calc II which are required). I am very interested in public policy, but more from an applied microeconomics view (rather...

#government #career #professor #economics #phd #policy #research


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Active Jun 24 '18 at 02:12 PM

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Posted by Rebecca A.’s Avatar Rebecca A.
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Dino Perone | National Sales VP/GM, AT&T Enterprise Business Solutions I would suggest a government-related role... an economics background can be ...

What are some things to do to prepare for applying to JD/PHD programs?

-What research experience/internships would be helpful? -How important is networking when applying to graduate programs? #education #law #graduate-school #college #applications #phd #jd...



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Active Sep 06 '18 at 12:57 PM

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Serge V. Vaval, M.P.A. | Career Advisor Hi Margot,Below is a link from Yale Law School. Very interesting ...

How necessary is an internship during college for future jobs?


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Active May 29 '18 at 08:57 PM

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Posted by Victoria M.’s Avatar Victoria M.
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Austin L. | PwC Experienced Associate, Advisory Hi Victoria, Really good question. I see lots of internship related ...

What can you do with a Ph.D in physics?

I have always wanted to get a Ph.d. in physics. I planned to do electrical engineering or computer science and then get a Ph.d. in physics. My main issue is that I am not sure what being a physicist entails, aside from academia. I would like to know what someone with a Ph.d. in physics could...

#science #doctorate-degree #phd #science-phd #physics #doctorate


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Active Sep 01 '18 at 05:19 AM

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Danny Wombles | Solutions Manager Common job titles for physics and engineering physics bachelor's degree recipients ...

Why are there so few fully funded PhD programs in psychology?


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Active Jun 22 '18 at 05:12 PM

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Daniel Moy | Google Software Engineer Usually it boils down to money. Programs that bring in lots ...
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Linda Ann Robinson, Ph.D. | Industrial-Organizational Psychology & HR Consulting There are two types of doctoral programs in psychology: Ph.D. and ...

What is the most challenging aspect of being a college professor?


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Active Jun 11 '18 at 08:35 PM

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Austin L. | PwC Experienced Associate, Advisory Hi Hailey good question. As a college professor you are going ...

How is graduate school for Biomedical Engineers, in terms of getting a PhD?


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Active May 26 '18 at 03:12 PM

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Saul Jaime | Post-Doctoral Pharmacologist Hi Aishwarya,Although I did not obtain a Biomedical Engineering PhD, I ...

Which countries have opportunities for a very cheap or even free master's or p.h.d?

I'd like to get a masters and a P.h.d. degree in linguistics or asian languages, but can't afford American college fees. Where else can I get these degrees for very cheap or even free? #europe #eastern-europe #asian #asia-pacific #masters #graduate-school #financial-aid #finance #grad-school...

#international #phd


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Active Nov 28 '18 at 06:03 PM

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Vicky Wong | Growth strategy consultant with expertise in health care ... You may be eligible for a US-UK scholarships. I know of ...

Is it worth earning higher than a bachelor's when pursuing a career in environmental engineering?

I plan to get a bachelor's degree in environmental engineering for sure, but would it be worth the time, money($40K/yr at the school I am looking at), and effort to work towards a master's or PhD? #engineering #environmental-engineering #money #debt #degrees #bachelors-degree #bachelorsdegree...

#environmental-science #career-paths #masters-degree #phd #environment #environmental #career-planning #career-path #mastersdegree #career-plan


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Active Apr 11 '18 at 02:21 PM

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Peter Sturtevant | Retired Civil Engineer Abigail:In my 42 years as a Civil Engineer, working almost exclusively ...

What is the gender gap like in upper level sciences, first hand?

I am a female, high school senior considering a career path in upper level mathematics, academia and research. I am very concerned with underrepresentation of women and I would like to know of any first hand experiences. Researching online I find a lot of statistics, but I would like more. Has...

#women-in-stem #science #professor #academia #graduate-school #phdbound #computer-science-phd #mathematics #science-phd #phd #research #stem #stemcareers


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Active Oct 29 '18 at 11:52 AM

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Jacob Cavazos | Dynamic, Highly Motivated Research Scientist It is actually quite staggering and to be completely honest a ...

Would a double major followed by a PhD be too much?

I don't want to spend the rest of my life in school, but I do want to teach at the college level. I'm debating between getting my PhD in history or English/writing. Would it be too much of a hassle to double major and then decide? #double-major #phd #history #writing...



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Active Mar 02 '18 at 02:17 PM

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Martina Morale | Curator | Public Historian | Educator Double majoring is a lot of work and will take longer ...

On average, how expensive is pursuing a PhD?

I am really interested in pursuing higher education and excited for the possibility of completing such a high level of study. My concern is that it most likely will not be an affordable course of action; which might barre me from pursuing education at that level. Is there any way to make that...

#higher-education #college #affordability #phd


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Active Apr 19 '18 at 12:20 PM

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Alyssa Streller | Business Intelligence Professional and Doctorate Holder Hi there. These are all great answers. My personal path toward ...

How important is going to graduate school?

Many successful people seem to have made it in life outside of the school and degree system. Is the investment in time and money with it? #graduate-school #phd...



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Active Aug 08 '18 at 06:39 PM

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Kortnee Burrell, M.Ed. | Retention and Graduation Specialist It depends upon your career goals/interests. As a higher education professional, ...

Is pursuing a master's degree or higher worth it?

I currently pursuing my Bachelor's degree in environmental sciences, and I originally was going to pursue a master's and a Ph.D. after its completion. However, in speaking to advisors, classmates and a couple of individuals in related fields, I have become hesitant about my original plan. With...

#environmental-science #higher-education #graduate-school #masters-degree #phd


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Active Jul 08 '18 at 06:13 PM

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Posted by Ashley H.’s Avatar Ashley H.
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Benjamin Larson While no one can answer whether or not graduate school is ...
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Linda Ann Robinson, Ph.D. | Industrial-Organizational Psychology & HR Consulting To Jessica's answer I would like to add the following:The course ...

Should I stay or should I go?

I am a junior in college studying psychology. I plan to go to graduate school to attain a Ph.D. in clinical psychology. I have heard people say that it is very difficult to get into clinical psychology programs as a student right out of college because they want their students to have some...

#clinical-psychology #phd #psychology #graduateschool #research


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Active Oct 29 '18 at 11:14 AM

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Debra Dukes | Graduate Faculty - Research Hi Imani - you could simply do both. Apply to graduate ...
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Sam Fugazzotto | Registrar at Teachers College, Columbia University Are you hoping to pursue a Ph.D. in Economics?

what's the best qualities for finding a top job?

what's the best qualities for students who will finally face the carrier life? Especially for the Science and Technology PhD student, who has learning in a very deep area of one subject. Most of them have to change the direction while finding a job #science #technology #phd...



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Active Nov 29 '17 at 03:19 PM

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Posted by Hai H.’s Avatar Hai H.
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Lissa Collins | Instructional Coach at Dallas ISD Hello... First of all, Ken gave some really great feedback to ...

How crucial is the choice of the thesis vs. non-thesis option in the Master's degree?

I am a graduate student in Electrical Engineering who opted for the non-thesis option in order to avoid the uncertainty of the time of graduation that is associated with the thesis option. However, I am also planning to pursue a PhD in the future and I have heard how not choosing the thesis...

#electrical-engineering #phd #engineering #software-engineering #mechanical-engineering #computer-engineering #science-phd #engineer


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Active Feb 27 '18 at 01:06 PM

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Peter Sturtevant | Retired Civil Engineer Mohammad: I have always advised Masters students to take the Thesis ...

Is it possible to get a job in the research industry, not academia, with a PhD in biomedical science?

I'm interested in pursuing a job as a researcher and was wondering about whether it would be possible for me to work in research in the industry. #research #phd #medical-research #biomedical-science...



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Active Nov 29 '17 at 02:28 AM

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Posted by Katia D.’s Avatar Katia D.
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Dra. Marisol Seguel Roa | Dental Surgeon Hi Katia, For sure you can work in the research Industry ...

How do students pursuing a PhD working in research earn money?

I'm interested in getting a PhD in biomedical science, but I'm not sure how to earn money working as a researcher while still having to pay for school. #research #biomedical #phd #medical-research #biomedical-science...



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Active Jul 21 '17 at 06:54 PM

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Keith Martin | Wireless Technology Planning Tom explained this nicely. To add one more point, you won't ...

How long does it take to get a Phd

I need a time limit so I can plan out my future. #phd...



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Active Feb 20 '18 at 02:41 PM

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Posted by Stephanie  P.’s Avatar Stephanie P.
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Sophia Barberini | Senior Director, Programmatic Operations at Fox Networks Group First you need a bachelor's degree (4 years). then a master's ...

What should be done to have a PhD in International Trade area?

I consider working as an academic. In this regard, I have a bachelor degree of International Trade and Logistic. I need some suggestion about it. #phd #logistics #academia #international-trade #logistics...



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Active Oct 25 '18 at 03:12 PM

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Col Sen MP, Ph.D | Life Coach, Mentor & Author Dear Hadi,Good question ! Many people are unaware of the potential ...

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