Friday, March 1, 2013

Considering the value of a PhD... now that I almost have one

I've lately been looking into reasons for people getting PhD's, job placements and outlooks, income levels, etc. I'm doing this partly as a response to the question of "what have I done with my life these past five and a half years?" I'm also just curious what other people think on the topic.

Here is a nice discussion of a PhD holder and academic on his blog about getting a PhD in physics. His advice: get a PhD in physics because you want to be a graduate student for five or six years.

Well, this is advice I've never heard before.