Career Pathways: Navigating Job Changes of PhD Degree Holders

Title: Closing Gaps in Our Knowledge of PhD Career Pathways: Job Changes of PhD Graduates After Earning Their Degree

Source: Council of Graduate Schools

Author: Hironao Okahana

A recent brief by the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) examines the career pathways of PhD degree holders. According to the findings, many PhD holders change jobs early in their career, with some changes happening as they move into mid-career.

Author Hironao Okahana notes that these changes point to the importance of preparing PhD students for their first position after completing their degree but also for job opportunities throughout their entire career. The brief also includes data on job changes by field, questions institutions can ask around PhD program improvement on their campuses, and information on CGS’s PhD Career Pathways coalition.

To read the brief, click here.

To learn more about CGS’ Understanding PhD Career Pathways for Program Improvement project, click here.

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