Friday, August 26, 2011

I'm not the only one with these suspicions...

“I have known more people whose lives have been ruined by getting a Ph.D. in physics than by drugs.” - Dr. Jonathan Katz

This quote, by way of this article, is a bit distressing. Still, the article reaffirms several thoughts I've had recently about the prospects of obtaining a job in academia. Academia is simply too saturated with workers. This article is a great summary of some recent data and opinion pieces and I think should be read by anyone who is planning to obtain their PhD in a scientific field in the near future.