What can you do with a Ph.D. in Humanities? (besides joining Academia…)

NEW YORK, NY – JUNE 03: A graduating student’s cap declares their future intentions during commencement exercises at City College where First lady Michelle Obama delivered the commencement speech after being presented with an honorary doctorate of humane letters at City College on June 3, 2016 in New York City. This is the final commencement speech of her tenure as first lady. In her speech Mrs. Obama celebrated City CollegeÕs diverse student body and the struggles that many students endured on the road to graduation. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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.

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