Originally Posted by Teger
I mean, does he have a teaching degree? because simply having a PhD in chemistry doesn't mean you're licensed to teach..
Certainly true for people looking at high school. Not so much the case for people trying to teach at the college level, as my friends are. It's kind of funny, there are articles all over the place saying how much demand there is for college teachers, especially in the sciences, but then people still have significant trouble finding decent jobs. Standards aren't that high either, basically "full time work with access to health care." You wouldn't think that'd be too much to ask for a PhD with previous teaching experience, but apparently it is.
There's a reason I got back into research...well, a lot of reasons, but that was a big one.
Originally Posted by bringusingoodale
I dunno, if you really want to be vocational ed about it, I'd say scratch econ, statistics, math and physics...
So obviously we don't need universities anymore, just business schools and technical trade colleges.
The sciences are fairly straight in line with the conventional "university" experience, it's not really a technical degree. That can be problematic if you're trying to get a job right out of undergrad, since you don't really know how to do