Isn’t this what we all want to know? Sure, we want to be overwhelmed with knowledge, but in the end landing a job would really help to pay the bills, aka survive. There is a pervasive idea that taking a Ph.D. in Humanities is more or less crazy in terms of future prospects. Like when you see those animals that fall for pretty traps and you think “how could they be so dumb, dgeezzz” (note: you are the animal in this analogy, my friend).
To contradict this thought, here is an article from The Atlantic that actually gives hope. Many former Ph.D.s in Humanities are happy as a clam (do you, Ozzies, say this? Please help and upgrade my English to local, thanks!) doing other work that doesn’t involve Academia. This is good to know, because Academia is getting tougher and tougher to get into. I think Universities should enlighten us all about these prospects for future life, because there doesn’t seem to be a lot of information about “life in the ever after”.
So, here’s my share in this article. Love to y’all.