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Is a PhD worth it?

Question asked by Daniel Cook on Mar 19, 2012
Latest reply on Feb 13, 2020 by Richard Mayes

I received my B.S. in chemistry last May and am now working in an academic setting setting up labs for undergraduates. I feel like I am in a "dead-end" job with no possibility of advancement and I am not gaining any useful experience for jobs in the future.


I am considering going for my PhD. in chemistry because I want to learn more about chemistry, but I am not sure if it would be worth the money/time. If I do not go for it, I will probably switch jobs and the job openings around here are mostly running samples through GC or LC all day, which is not ideal, but it is at least giving me some experience.


Does getting a PhD. open enough doors in the future to justify the money/time it would take to achieve it?