Career paths, options and possible destinations Career paths, options and possible destinations

There are a range of career options out there for PhD graduates and the traditional career path of working in academia no longer holds true for over 50% so it is important to be aware of your options.

This section of the website aims to give you information on:

  • What previous PhD graduates have gone on to do
  • How employers perceive PhDs
  • Assessing your skills, values and motivations
  • Career options

As someone with a PhD you have been able to develop skills that are sought after by employers both within and outside academia. Assessing your skills, values and motivations at an early stage will be time well spent in terms of deciding for yourself what type of career you are suited to.