Non-Academic Careers

The results of a study in 2018 show that doctoral graduates generally succeed very well in gaining a foothold in various areas of the labor market. Just three years after completing their doctorate, most doctoral graduates are working outside the academic science system [Quelle: Briedis, Kolja (2018): Karriere mit Promotion. Zur Situation Promovierter innerhalb und außerhalb der Wissenschaft. Forschung und Lehre 25(4), 306-307]. Furthermore, this study states that the percentage of unemployed persons drops to less than two percent during the first three years after graduation.

On the one hand, these figures are reassuring, on the other hand, many questions remain unanswered. May the answers below offer some helpful advice and suggestions!