auspiciouslinds Posted August 25, 2013 Share Posted August 25, 2013 I'm a senior biochemistry major who has always wanted to pursue a Ph.D. because I've always had a thirst for learning more and doing cancer research (for personal reasons). I've been reading A LOT lately about graduate school life and post graduate school life. It seems that MOST people hate graduate school and some even end up hating research! After obtaining a Ph.D., the job market is TERRIBLE going into industry (due to lack of experience for people who jump right into graduate school after undergraduate) and EXTREMELY competitive going into academia. I can go into industry after I get my BSci, but the pay would may be the equivalent of a non-degree job. I don't have money to fund a masters. I may want to go into academia. What's everyones opinion? What I've read on the internet about how dumb getting a Ph.D. is and the aftermath seems sort of biased. What about the good stories? looking_to_sea and zapster 1 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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