At Uncertain Principles, Chad Orzel takes a look at two rather disparaging articles telling folks to stay away from getting their PhDs in science. In particular, one article said that most scientists ended up being denied tenure. Orzel disagrees, saying that even though professors might have to move around a bit to find the university where they eventually are tenured, "it's just not true that most people coming up for tenure get denied, particularly not at 'good, but not great' universities."
At Least You Won't Ever Have to Work in a Mailroom
Feb 27, 2008