Job for after grad school?
April 6, 2007 5:17 AM Subscribe
Looking for advice on a career change: History PhD program to ?
posted by amber_dale to Work & Money (14 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I'm 27 years old and leaving a PhD program in history unfinished, with an MA. Staying and finishing isn't an option for now. I'm trying to figure out what to do next. Having been a grad student, I'm used to living on a low income, but I'd like to eventually make more than peanuts. A decent health plan is a must. My writing and editing skills are good, I'm proficient in Spanish and have a reading knowledge of French and German, and some rudimentary spoken German.
I'm comfortable with a wide range of research techniques, a fast learner, and good with people. Based on my grad school experience, I'd really like to find a job that I could leave at the office at the end of the day, rather than one that gave me a constant sense of being on duty. Variety, challenge, and a sense of accomplishment would all be pluses. Finally, I don't really feel like teaching high school.
So what should I do when I grow up?
(Asked for a friend)