How many Ph.D.’s find academic jobs by graduation?

Not all Ph.D. students want a career as a tenured college professor.  There are many fields, such as humanities, that spending your life buried in books and papers is the gold standard of success.  Data from the National Science Foundation has been broken down on the job market for doctorate holders and we take a look at just what fraction of new graduates were landing jobs in the academy.

 

 

 

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Top 10 most educated countries in the world

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The countries with the most highly educated citizens are also some of the wealthiest in the world.

College graduation rates in developed countries have increased nearly 200%, in the past 50 years according to Education at a Glance 2011, a recently published report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). While education has improved across the board, it has not improved evenly, with some countries enjoying much greater rates of educational attainment than others, according to the report.

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Utah May Discontinue 12th Grade To Save Budget

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At Utah’s West Jordan High School, the halls have swirled lately with debate over the merits of 12th grade:

Is it a waste of time? Are students ready for the real world at 17?

For student body president J.D. Williams, 18, the answer to both questions is a resounding no. “I need this year,” he said, adding that most of his classmates felt the same way.

The sudden buzz over the relative value of senior year stems from a recent proposal by state Sen. Chris Buttars that Utah make a dent in its budget gap by eliminating the 12th grade.

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Two Million Minutes

Regardless of nationality, as soon as a student completes the 8th grade, the clock starts ticking. From that very moment the child has approximately -…Two Million Minutes until high school graduation…Two Million Minutes to build their intellectual foundation…Two Million Minutes to prepare for college and ultimately career…Two Million Minutes to go from a teenager to an adult

How a student spends their Two Million Minutes – in class, at home studying, playing sports, working, sleeping, socializing or just goofing off — will affect their economic prospects for the rest of their lives.
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