What are the reasons to do a PhD?

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gmc
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What are the reasons to do a PhD?

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Hi there,
I want to ask you all: What are the reasons for doing a PhD? Do you do it for money? Because you like research? For your parents? Because you think you are smart? Or because you can't find a job? or Else?

I want to know what are your reasons.

Me, I want to have a PhD because my parents always asked me to get one. My father is a university professor and the requirements are high.
But it is ok also for me. I like doing this.
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Re: What are the reasons to do a PhD?

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Interesting question. For me, it is all about getting the job that I want. I want to be a researcher. To do this I need to have a PhD mostly. There are maybe exception, but generally there is no way around it. If i wanted a job of the industry, then I could get away with a master degree instead of PHD.
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I did a PhD because i am more suited for academia than industry and wanted to become a professor. I also want to discuter new things and always learn.
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I think you need you do a PhD only if you like research because otherwise It is not worth to spend many years and money for that. many people give up before completing it
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yes, if you dont like research, It is better to not do a PhD
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Or you just do a PhD because your family is telling you to do it. :D
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