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ALT – PhD Part 3

The second question I posed was if you are getting a doctorate, have you not considered a position in higher education? Some people have absolutely no desire to work as a professor and that’s fine. I did find that speaking with some people who didn’t want to go was because they felt (a) they wouldn’t be any good at teaching (b) they didn’t feel they had the right skills (English as a second language, no real-world experience in the field). 
If you have no desire to be in higher education, great. But, if you are contemplating it but fear is keeping you back, consider how you can overcome those fears. You are getting a PhD, you are obviously a resourceful person.

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