what can you do with a PHD in literature?

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  • 1 month ago

    If luck favours you, you'll b teaching in one of the eminent universities abroad in the near future. 

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  • 1 month ago

    For the most part, you could be an educator at a junior college or college. Be that as it may, some of them work their way into organization and have become school presidents.

    • Lili
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      1 month agoReport

      Honey, most community college faculty have masters, not PhDs.  (Few people use the "junior college" term any longer. It's obsolete. ) And most PhDs don't WANT to "work their way" into administration. They are scholars and researchers. That's what they trained for and what they want to be.

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  • 1 month ago

    You can ask people, "Do you want fries with that?"

  • Lili
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    1 month ago

    You earn a PhD primarily to become a university professor. If that is not your goal, don't bother,  It's a long, difficult slog, and in literature, there are really no jobs outside of academia that require you to undergo it.

    Take it from a PhD in History who has taught at the university level for many years now.

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  • 1 month ago

    Ok, I’ve been right here the whole time in the stop and shop nearby. I might go in for a second is there anything you need in there?

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  • 1 month ago

    Tangential careers could include magazine jobs, book reviews, editing, publishing, some movie work that involves scripts, fact finding, etc, things like that, although a PhD is a lot of work that may not be needed, depending on what you think you might want to do.

    • Lili
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      1 month agoReport

      None of those requires a PhD.

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  • Laurie
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    1 month ago

    You are going about this all backwards. You don’t choose a major and then hope you can find a JOB. until you know what JOB you are preparing for. Instead, you decide what JOB you want, and then pursue the academics that will qualify you for that job.

    Research careers in which you are interested, including employment and salary projections FOR THE AREA WHERE YOU PLAN TO LIVE (it makes a difference). Your librarian can help you locate this Dept of Labor Information.

    Next, research the academic requirements for the jobs you are considering, along with other requirements, such as certification, internships, and licensing.

    NOW you are ready to look at schools to determine which schools offer the program(s) you need. Eliminate the schools that are not geographically or financially available to you. Take into account the caliber of the faculty in your field.

    Narrow this down to the “top three” FOR YOUR PURPOSES, regardless of other people’s opinions.

    Remember, the “best” school for biology may not be the best school for psychology, computer science, or music. Someone else’s “best” school may not be best for YOU.

    Good luck.

  • 1 month ago

    teach English or literature. edit books, too

    • Lili
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      1 month agoReport

      You don't need a PhD to become an editor in publishing, though some people who couldn't find a job in academia have ended up in  publishing.

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  • Pearl
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    1 month ago

    you might be able to teach it

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    1 month ago

    Mostly, you could be a professor at a community college or university.  But some of them work their way into administration and have become college presidents.

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