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PhD Careers

The end of your PhD may be several years away, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't have a long-term goal in mind for your degree.

Whether that means sizing up a postdoc en route to an academic job, or looking at alternative career paths, the articles in this section will help get you started.

We've looked at the value of a doctoral degree and put together some tips for deciding whether a PhD is worth it. We've also looked more generally at life after research and picked out some additional career advice from our blog.

After all, a doctorate is for life, not just your viva.

Is a PhD worth it?

It's a simple enough question to start with, but the answer will depend on what you want to get from a doctorate.

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Non-academic careers

A PhD is much more than an academic apprenticeship. Find out about other career options for doctoral graduates.

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Life after research

What comes after a PhD? And, perhaps more importantly, how can you prepare for it during your doctorate?

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Career advice blogs

Career planning is a popular topic on the FindAPhD blog. Posts cover everything from transferable skills to employability statistics.

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