Guest post: Project Management as a career path for PhDs

I’ve spent the last ten years working as a project and programme manager in various sectors: transport, technology and financial services. In this guest post on ‘Project Management as a career path for PhDs’, which I wrote for Nathan Vanderford’s excellent site Integrative Academic Solutions, I consider how PhDs can forge a career as a project manager.

Further reading – choosing your profession

Life after the PhD: 8 inspiring post-PhD interview websites, by Chris
Your job options after a PhD – in a diagram, by Chris
How to search for your ideal job outside academia, by Chris
How to research your target job sector, by Chris
How to find jobs advertised at PhDs, by Chris
How to get help and advice when applying for jobs outside academia, by Chris
‘But I don’t really know what I want to do!’, by Chris
Deciding who to work for after the PhD, by Chris

About Chris

I've made the transition from a PhD in Medieval Studies, into a career in business, consulting and project management. But I want to give something back to the researcher community, and help everyone who's facing the challenge of finding work outside academia. Jobs on Toast is a way for me to share my insights and experience, helping you to make a successful career change. Use my five-step plan to get started right away!

One Reply to “Guest post: Project Management as a career path for PhDs”

  1. Recently RTM Nagpur University, Nagpur, ( India) conferred Ph.D. degree. I am electrical engineer by profession. During my professional career of 20 years, I have achieved some additional qualifications such as MBA(IT), PGDOM, Certified Energy Auditor, Project Management Professional(PMP) and recently got Ph.D. in business management. Due to career stagnation in current job. I always opt for better career options. I like to switch over to project management domain. Will some body suggest me for the best opportunity in this field?