[ILUG] Phd/Masters or Job
rob.gallagher at gmail.com
Fri Feb 22 10:09:25 GMT 2008
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On 21/02/2008, Christian Kortenhorst wrote:
> Hey all
> Have been offered to apply for PHD in Dit Kevin St on a few different areas
> of computing but wondering do i want to spend another 4 years in college or
> go out and work for myself, do not plan on working for a company.
> At present I work for myself doing some small business technical jobs and am
> happy with what i make and that i can get a lot more work when i finish
> college. I do not plan to work for a company because i like being my own
> boss and working the hours needed to get jobs finished.
> Can anyone give me any advice or what they have done?
Please take the information below with a grain of salt as I've never
done a PhD and there are probably others on this list who would be in
a far better position to advise :)
The general consensus about PhDs seems to be that they are useful if
you'd like to pursue a career in academia, or heading up research
departments of large companies for example. Doing a PhD isn't
something you should undertake lightly, you'd have to determine if
your interested in the subject matter and are willing to devote a
*lot* of time to it.
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