Life after PhD?
March 27, 2011 3:18 PM Subscribe
Is doing a neuroscience PhD useful to enhance my job prospects generally, not just in research? If I choose to leave science after graduating, what would a PhD get me?
posted by anonymous to education (12 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
I've been offered a place on a prestigious UK-based three-year neuroscience PhD programme. I'm interested, but I don't currently plan on staying in research after I graduate (though that could change).
I'd want to know that a PhD has some general applicability before I embark on it. What added value does it generate outside of the narrow field to which it applies? Will it be of interest to other employers or will they see it as irrelevant? What directions could I take after graduating other than research? Are there other jobs to which my PhD would be seen as valuable?
Thanks in advance, mefites.
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