Career paths for Masters and PhD degree holders typically include both Academic and Non-Academic options, despite differences in the level of education or type of degree.
Academic options for advanced degree holders might include:
- Sessional or tenure-track faculty positions;
- Research associate positions;
- Academic counselling;
- Academic administration; and so on.
In an academic career, one might be a professor or a provost, a department head or a research chair, or a subject librarian.
Non-academic options for advanced degree holders might include:
- Private or public sector research positions;
- Private or public sector policy positions;
- Private or public sector communications positions;
- Positions in charitable or non-governmental organizations (NGOs);
- Local or global community development organizations;
- Non-academic educational positions;
- Entrepreneurship or small business development; and so on.
In a non-academic career, one might be a fund-raiser or a diplomat, a research consultant or a policy advisor, a curator or a marketing analyst.
For more specifics related to your degree, visit:
Masters Degree Holders: What Can You Do With a Masters Degree?
PhD Degree Holders: Profiles of PhD Holders