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Friday, August 21, 2015

Careers for Ph.D.s

Information Technology: The Accidental Career for Ph.D.s

The question is not whether IT work is suitable, but what kind of IT work is suitable

Joshua  B. Gross | July 29, 2015

The United States has two major employment dilemmas. On the supply side, American universities produce a well-documented surfeit of Ph.D.s, far in excess of the number of tenure-track job openings. On the demand side, the American information-technology industry is greatly in need of skilled workers. But there has yet to be a move to direct Ph.D.s into IT careers in large numbers.
We need to change that, and to encourage Ph.D.s — especially those in the humanities and social sciences — to pursue technology-related careers.


<more at; related links: (Top 10 List Of Alternative Careers For PhD Science Graduates. June 2015) and (How people with non-technical PhDs can find careers in IT. June 20, 2015)>

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