October 15, 2018 (Vol. 38, No. 18)


Strong Points: Information about a wide range of careers
Weak Points: Not updated regularly, not focused on science careers


As academic positions become more difficult to obtain, many graduate students reach the end of their Ph.D. and wonder what their next step should be. Luckily, there are many scientific careers outside of academia that require a doctorate, and resources like PhD Career Guide are available to help navigate the career landscape. The website provides information about a number of alternative career paths, including consulting, public policy, and industry. Each career page provides information about entry points into the career, the typical application process, and what are likely to be the work hours and compensation. The website also has a podcast and a blog, which provide more personal perspectives on life and careers after graduate school. Although the website is not focused solely on science Ph.D.s, the information provided is still helpful for informing decisions about transitioning to a non-academic career. PhD Career is a helpful website for recent Ph.D.s who are searching for information about alternative career paths.