Age of Awareness
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Age of Awareness

Ph.D.s on the Non-Academic Path

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I spent ten years getting a Ph.D. unrelated to my job. Was it worth it?

Academics often assume that the only reason to earn a doctorate is to get a full time teaching job. I have never planned on a tenure track job at a college or university, and am not looking for one now. In fact, I got a Ph.D. in Public Administration while working in private industry.



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Brian E. Wish, PhD

I do a lot of things. Some of them I even do well. But what I really want to do is share ideas. Check or