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The job market for researchers

The job market for researchers

The job market for researchers

The Job Market for Researchers 

A PhD is now the established entry qualification for a career in academia but, whilst this may seem to be the most obvious career route, only a minority of doctoral graduates pursue this option. Increasingly, postgraduate researchers are looking at opportunities in sectors such as health and social care, engineering and business. 

The knowledge, competencies and experiences you have gained during your time in research will give you an edge in a very competitive graduate labour market. For example you may have found you excel in presenting your ideas to the public, you may be accomplished at problem solving and analysing date or you may enjoy scientific writing. High level skills such as these will be useful in a wide range of job roles, whilst your specialist knowledge will be attractive to prospective employers in a related area.

Find out more

Vitae: What do Researchers do? -  Information on career destinations of researchers.
PhD Jobs - Recruitment solutions for the postgraduate community. 
Find A PostDoc - Postdoctoral job opportunities.