BL4CKxP3NGU1N Posted March 4, 2021 Share Posted March 4, 2021 How common is it for people to spend several years in industry after completion of a Statistics PhD before entering academia? I've heard plenty of stories of people who start out in academia after their PhD and then move into industry after a few years, but I haven't personally heard many stories of people going the other way. It seems like the vast majority of TT professors start either straight out of their PhD or after PhD + postdoc. This is all in my limited experience, so I'd be happy to hear what you all have to say about it. I ask this because although I haven't heard back from all the schools I applied to yet, I decided to accept an offer at a lower ranking school since it seems like it's the best overall fit of what I want out of a program. I'm about 90% sure I'll end up in industry, but I've always thought it would be interesting to potentially go into academia after working in industry for a number of years. I understand that it typically requires more effort and dedication to enter academia from a lower ranking program, but how difficult is it for those in industry who haven't necessarily been actively publishing in top journals? Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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